Bluesky is partnering with airborne inspection and surveying specialist Cyberhawk to provide a broader range of aerial survey and mapping services through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The collaboration will allow Bluesky’s customers to take advantage of the rapid data collection and shorter mobilization, acquisition and processing times associated with Cyberhawk’s UAV technology and 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,” says Rachel Tidmarsh, managing director of U.K.-based Bluesky.

Cyberhawk, likewise based in the U.K., 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. The company is a pioneer in converting this data into powerful asset management information in the cloud, and also undertakes land survey activities for engineering, utility and public sector organizations.

Aerial mapping company Bluesky specializes 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,” says Phil Buchan, commercial director at Cyberhawk. “By working with Bluesky, we have partnered with a company that shares our values and our ethos, which are centered on innovation and service excellence.”

About Bluesky

Bluesky is a specialist in aerial survey including aerial photography, LiDAR and thermal data using the latest survey technology, including two UltraCam Eagles and an Orion M300 LiDAR system. Bluesky is proud to work with prestigious organizations such as Google, the BBC and government agencies. By purchasing a world first sensor for the simultaneous capture of LiDAR, thermal and aerial photography data, Bluesky is in a position to provide customers with unique and cost-effective solutions.