Aerial mapping company, Bluesky, is partnering with airborne inspection and surveying expert, Cyberhawk, to provide a broader range of aerial survey and mapping services through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) otherwise known as drones.
Rapid drone-based data collection for aerial mapping
The collaboration will allow Bluesky’s customers to take advantage of the rapid data collection and shorter mobilisation, acquisition and processing times associated with Cyberhawk’s UAV / drone technology – powered by Ascending Technologies – and powerful iHawk cloud software. In turn, the partnership will provide Cyberhawk clients access to the latest aerial survey sensors and equipment; including an integrated sensor for the capture of aerial photography, LiDAR and thermal data – essential for large scale data capture projects that require manned aircraft.
“We are often asked if we can capture a specific location or industrial installation, either at short notice or on a specific date and time. By partnering with Cyberhawk, we can be confident that our customers will receive the high standards of customer service and product quality they have come to expect.” Commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International.
Cyberhawk is a world leader in using UAVs to undertake inspections of industrial facilities in the oil and gas, renewables, rail and power and utility sectors, and a pioneer in converting this data into powerful asset management information in the cloud. Cyberhawk also undertakes land survey activities for engineering, utility and public sector organisations.
Large-scale aerial mapping with rotary- & fixed-wing drones
Aerial mapping company Bluesky is specialist in the capture and production of large scale – often nationwide – datasets, including aerial photography and height models as well as derived products, including a world first National Tree Map.
“Like Bluesky, Cyberhawk has achieved major global success by delivering high quality results and excellent customer service. By working with Bluesky, we have partnered with a company that shares our values and our ethos, which are centred on innovation and service excellence.” Added Phil Buchan, Commercial Director at Cyberhawk Innovations.
“The partnership with Bluesky will allow us to complement our existing UAV offering with nationwide coverage of aerial photography and 3D height data, as well as more specialist capture and production including thermal surveys, LiDAR and even air quality monitoring and night time surveys.”
About Bluesky: Bluesky 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 UK’s first National Tree Map (NTM), solar mapping and citywide ‘heat loss’ maps, and is currently developing noise and air quality mapping products. www.bluesky-world.com
About Cyberhawk Innovations: Cyberhawk is the world leader in aerial inspection and survey using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAVs), otherwise known as UAVs or drones. Established in 2008, Cyberhawk carried out the very first industrial inspection using this method and has since achieved over 25 world firsts. With more than 13,000 commercial UAV flights, the company operates in the oil and gas, renewables, utilities and rail sectors on a global level, with blue chip customers in more than 20 countries on four continents. Clients include Shell and BP in oil and gas, RWE and Siemens in renewables, SSE and ESB in electricity utilities and Network Rail in the rail industry. Cyberhawk is headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, with bases in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Cyberhawk utilises state of the art multi-rotor and fixed-wing ROAVs which provide great flexibility in tackling a wide range of aerial survey projects. Cyberhawk holds Civil Aviation Congested Area OSC permission, which allows the company to work in many urban areas. As a CAA National Qualified Entity (NQE), Cyberhawk is permitted to train and certify ROAV pilots. Cyberhawk holds numerous framework agreements with major infrastructure, utilities and oil and gas clients. www.thecyberhawk.com