Bluesky takes online mapping to a new level

November 13, 2008 -- The UK’s aerial mapping company Bluesky has launched a brand new online map shop that offers the widest range of UK mapping, aerial photography and other aerial survey data available online at the touch of a button. Visitors to can search using a postcode, place name or geographic co-ordinate, view and refine their selection before purchasing CAD and GIS ready digital data.

The new website, which has an enhanced look and improved user experience, provides access to the most up to date aerial photography, height data, detailed 3D models, LiDAR, thermal imagery and Ordnance Survey mapping. is the only UK site offering online access to this wide selection of data for areas across England, Wales and Scotland.

“Bluesky has built up an extensive range of geographic data which it has now made available from a single on-line mapshop,” said Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky. “We recognise the need to continually deliver what the market wants and this is why we continually review both our online service and product offering ensuring we are up to date and inline with market expectations. We are confident that this new look website offering access to a huge range of up to date geographic information will prove popular with both existing and new customers.”

After selecting a location by simply entering a postcode, place or geographic co-ordinate, visitors to are shown an overview image of the chosen area, which they can zoom in or out, or pan around to refine their search. The site already offers visitors access to most up to date aerial photography covering every inch of England and Wales plus significant parts of Scotland.

The Bluesky online aerial photo offering is supplemented by additional layers of geographic information, including Ordnance Survey mapping, detailed 3D City Models, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data, Digital Surface and Terrain Models (DSM and DTM), Colour Infrared (CIR) mapping and Thermal Survey images, which are all available for instant download. Future plans include online access to additional historic survey images, oblique photography and additional map based products.

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 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.

Enquiries to Bluesky sales on +44 (0)1530 518 518

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