Aerial mapping company Bluesky Ireland has captured the first ever 12.5-centimetre resolution aerial photography coverage of the whole of the Greater Dublin area. Covering a total of 1,850 square kilometres the imagery is so detailed road markings, street furniture and property boundaries are all easily visible and is accurate for use in Geographical Information System (GIS) and desktop mapping software. In another first for the Republic of Ireland, the data is also being made available through a dedicated WMS (Web Mapping Service), allowing users to stream the imagery directly into their GIS or other compatible software.
“This is a first for Ireland and is a result of the hard work and persistence of the Bluesky Ireland team to capture what is quite a difficult area to fly due to air traffic restrictions,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International. “As the data is processed it will be delivered to clients under existing contracts and will be available online at www.bluesky-world.ie where visitors can search for, view and download their choice of data.”