Bluesky Photomaps Boost Service Provision in the North East England

May 12, 2009 -- High resolution aerial photography from Bluesky is helping to boost the provision of services across public sector organisations in the North East of England. Purchased by includes local councils, emergency services and the Passenger Transport Authority, the GeoPerspectives imagery will provide benefits for a variety of applications including frontline use within emergency service response vehicles and supporting decision-making within the planning application process. At an impressive 10 cm resolution the digital aerial photomap is detailed enough to view individual property boundaries, specific land uses and even street markings.

TWRI was established in 1986 to support the 5 Tyne and Wear district Councils (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland) through the assembly and analysis of statistical information. They provide a wide range of services including research, advice and consultancy within the themes of Census and Demographics, Crime, GIS / Mapping, Economy, Social, Area Profiler 2, Housing, Land and Property and News. TWRI also works with a wide range of organisations, including the police, fire service, probation, Government Office North East (GONE), Association NE Councils (ANEC) and North East Assembly (NEA).

“We purchased the aerial photography from Bluesky for use by a variety of partners, with a wide variety of needs,” commented Dr Kadhem Jallab, Head of TWRI. “TWRI holds a time series of aerial photography and we aim to update this every two years. The Bluesky photography was chosen as it was up-to-date, provided excellent quality and value for money”.

The GeoPerspectives dataset was captured in the summer of 2008 at a resolution of 10 cm as part of a five- year update plan to maintain national coverage of the most accurate and up-to-date aerial photography of England and Wales. Using the latest digital imaging technology GeoPerspectives, a joint venture between Bluesky and Infoterra, provides national coverage of orthorectified aerial photography, digital terrain and surface models (DTM/DSM) for 3D modelling, and colour infrared imagery (CIR) for vegetation analysis.

Bluesky is a UK-based specialist in aerial imaging and remote sensing data collection and processing. An internationally recognised leader with projects extending around the globe, Bluesky is proud to work with prestigious organisations such as Google, the BBC and several Government Agencies.

Bluesky has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless digital aerial photography, 3D landscape/cityscape visualisations and prints and also runs a national mapping centre, providing digital mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography including ultra-high resolution imagery of cities and towns.

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