Blom Transforms Aerial Imaging Services with New Dual Capture Tools

Blom, one of Europes leading geodigital capture companies, is announcing the transformation of its aerial surveying services at this years ELMF 2011 exhibition in Salzburg; the introduction of dual capture technology to simultaneously capture digital photography and topographical LiDAR data.

The introduction of this time-saving, cost-effective equipment looks set to bring about wide scale and radical changes to the nature of data capture in the digital imaging sector, as Blom UKs LiDAR Manager Hamish Grierson comments:

Blom has a long history of owning and operating a range of digital cameras and sensors across Europe. Traditionally, these instruments would be run independently.

However, the demand for higher quality resources, and the need for improved data capture efficiency, has seen the long-established techniques of aerial surveying put under the microscope for this reason, Blom UK have introduced simultaneous data capture, with their Vexcel large-format digital camera and ALTM LiDAR system.

Once all data capture has been completed and processed, the LiDAR and aerial imagery is added onto a data archive as part of a new set of tools called BlomMETRO, creating a unique, high specification and current dataset of urban areas.

Other benefits include reduced costs, faster delivery of data, reduced carbon footprint and all data captured at the same time for multiple uses.

Collating this data into a package ensures that Blom UK is always able to offer a comprehensive data set of any urban are, no matter what the clients photographic and LiDAR needs may be, concluded Grierson.

To find out more visit Blom on stand 22 at the ELMF 2011, in Salzburg.


Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modelling of geographic information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of map, images and models.

With particular focus on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to customers in government, enterprise and consumer markets and enables partners to create applications using Bloms databases, location-based services and navigation solution.

Blom has more than 1,150 employees and subsidiaries in 13 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO).

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