Blueskys LiDAR Experts Educate Mouchels Water Industry Professionals

Leicestershire, UK, 13 June 2013 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping water industry professionals understand the potential of laser captured height models. Following a request from Mouchel the international infrastructure and business service Group Bluesky delivered their What is LiDAR presentation at the Mouchel Urban Drainage Academy. Engaging with Mouchel staff, as well as key Water Company clients, Bluesky explained the principles of data capture, data deliverables and potential applications with a focus on urban drainage tailored to the audiences professional interest.

Feedback from attendees at the Bluesky LiDAR training session included; Really useful session, good to hear from a speaker with such a detailed knowledge of LiDAR, Good to understand the techniques of LiDAR data collection and Great to hear about the potential future development of LiDAR technologies and how these could be of benefit to our industry.

The Mouchel Urban Drainage Academy (MUDA) is the backbone of the Mouchel sewerage teams continued learning and development process. The Academy offers a programme of training days covering all aspects of sewerage modelling and its relationship to wider design, operation and asset management. The programme uses lectures, such as the one delivered by Bluesky, hands on training with key software, as well as individual and group exercises. In addition to developing key technical skills within Mouchel, MUDA is an important part of the companys effective client management with courses opened up to clients alongside Mouchel staff.

The aim of MUDA is to ensure our staff become and remain technical leaders within the water industry, commented Martin Osborne, Technical Director at Mouchel. We achieve this by providing awareness, knowledge and in time ability and experience in all of the key competencies required for Wastewater Modellers working towards Chartership.

Presentations from outside organisations, such as Bluesky are an essential component of this on-going training, continued Osborne. They allow us to benefit from the very latest technological advancements and industry knowledge while sharing best practice with professionals with vast experience in specialist fields like LiDAR.

Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems use aircraft mounted lasers to accurately determine the distance between the sensor and the ground or other targets such as buildings and vegetation. Applications within the water industry include Flood Risk Assessment/Planning, Urban Drainage, Infrastructure management and planning as well as 3D Visualisations, Viewshed Analysis and Vegetation mapping and management.


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Notes for Editors:

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 recently invested in the latest multi sensor technology which combines a high performance LiDAR, Thermal Sensor and RGB Camera in one system. This system is a world first and puts Bluesky at the cutting edge of remote sensing data collection.

Bluesky has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless, digital aerial photography, DTMs, DSMs and 3D landscape/cityscape visualisations and prints.

Bluesky is also leading the way by developing innovative solutions for environmental applications including the UKs first detailed, nationwide tree map as well as solar potential reports, citywide heat loss maps, 3D and historical imagery.

Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems use aircraft mounted lasers to accurately determine the distance between the sensor and the ground or other targets such as buildings and vegetation. Bluesky recently announced that it had purchased a new state of the art aerial data capture solution that included what is thought to be the worlds smallest complete LiDAR mapping system.

Combining high-density data collection with high-precision results the Orion M300 includes multipulse technology and an effective ground sampling rate significantly increasing the efficiency of data collection and the density of collected points. Incorporating the latest in narrow pulsewidth lasers and advanced timing electronics the M300 delivers high precision and accuracy to all target surfaces while maintaining enhanced small target detectability.