Bluesky and Bird.i Join Forces to Widen Access to Aerial Imagery

Leicestershire, UK, 19 January 2017 Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bird.i to provide online, instantaneous visualisation of its high resolution aerial imagery.

Bluesky has created and maintains the highest resolution, most up to date and accurate nationwide archive of aerial images in the UK. Established in 2016, Bird.i has developed a unique platform for accessing satellite, airborne and UAV imagery with a plug and play API that works within mapping and location based applications.

We are delighted to partner with Bird.i because we believe that instant visualisation of our detailed and accurate aerial images offers great benefits to businesses, commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky. We see in Bird.i an innovative way forward, simplifying on-line access and accelerating the visualisation of our images for many applications that rely on evidence-based information.

The partnership with Bluesky will allow businesses, across multiple industry sectors, to exploit location information more accurately and efficiently, added Corentin Guillo, founder and CEO of Bird.i. Our commitment is to serve the most accurate and recent images available, such as those on offer from Bluesky, to our clients for mass consumption of instantaneously accessible image views. Working in partnership with Bluesky we will streamline the overall process of image consumption and open new markets.

The agreement between the two companies will give subscribers to easy to use API the ability to integrate Blueskys high quality aerial images within their existing mapping applications and location based services.

About Bluesky
Bluesky International is a UK-based specialist in aerial survey including aerial photography, LiDAR and thermal data using the very latest survey technology, including two UltraCam Eagles and an Orion M300 LiDAR system. 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 and maintains national off the shelf coverage of aerial photography, DTM and DSM through an on-going three year update programme. By purchasing a World first sensor for the simultaneous capture of LiDAR, thermal and aerial photography data, Bluesky is in the enviable position of being able to provide customers with unique and cost effective solutions. Bluesky is also leading the way in developing innovative solutions for environmental applications, including the UKs first National Tree Map (NTM), solar mapping and citywide heat loss maps, and is currently developing noise and air quality mapping products.

About Bird.i
Bird.i is a big data company focused on the geospatial industry. Established in 2016, it has built a unique platform that curates the best of the world’s satellite, airborne and drone imagery in real time to create an up-to-date view of our world that everyone can explore at any time. Bird.i sources its data from a mix of providers. All of Bird.i’s images from above offer 1.5 meters resolution or better and are current. Businesses and individuals alike access images in real-time through Bird.i’s API and rely on Bird.i’s expert knowledge and insight to power their mapping applications or location based services. For more information visit