Bluesky signs aerial survey deal for education

Leicestershire, UK, 12 January 2011 – Aerial surveying company Bluesky has signed an agreement with Eduserv that will promote the affordable use of the latest aerial survey and 3D height data within the academic community.

The agreement, which covers Bluesky’92s archive of the most up to date aerial photography covering the whole of England, Wales and parts of Scotland, together with highly accurate height data, provides best value combined with licence agreements appropriate for academic users. Under the agreement Eduserv will promote the Bluesky data to universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland.

’93Eduserv has worked closely with the academic community for more than twenty years identifying suitable resources and negotiating agreements that offer the best value and the right terms and conditions for everyone,’94 commented Nikki Green, Business Development Manager at Eduserv. ’93Bluesky has invested heavily in research and development and is an early adopter of new technology and therefore can ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of their geographic data is second to none. This makes the Bluesky data an essential addition to the product range we offer.’94

’93This agreement gives us simple, cost effective and trusted route into the academic market,’94 commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International. ’93Geographic data, such as our aerial photography and height models, has a diverse range of applications within this community supporting classroom based learning and field work and providing valuable intelligence and resources for research in study areas such as environment, planning and architecture to name just a few.’94

A not for profit organisation Eduserv are dedicated to developing and delivering technology solutions that demonstrate cost savings in the public sector. The latest Eduserv Chest Agreement covers Bluesky’92s national archive of full colour digital aerial photography and Digital Surface Models (DSM). The national coverage of aerial imagery at 25cm, selected areas of higher 12.5 cm resolution and DSMs with a 2m grid spacing are already well used and respected by the academic community.

Editorial enquiries, contact Robert Peel on tel. +44 (0)1666 823306
Colour separation requests ’96 please fax only to +44 (0)1666 824 668
All reader enquiries to Bluesky sales on +44 (0)1530 518 518

Editor’92s Notes:

Bluesky is a UK-based specialist in aerial imaging and remote sensing data collection and processing.’a0 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 derived data products and also runs an online mapping centre, providing digital mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography including ultra-high resolution imagery of cities and towns.

Eduserv develop and deliver technology solutions that demonstrate savings within the public sector; especially Government, Health and Education, within commercial organisations and across the third sector. As a not-for-profit organisation they channel any surplus they make to research and development of services that will benefit their customers today and in the future. Their services include: web development, hosting, access and identity, licence negotiation and research.

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