Leicestershire, U.K. – Following the acquisition of the fully integrated LiDAR, thermal and imagery system, Bluesky has made two significant personnel appointments. Dan Taylor joins the U.K.-based aerial survey specialist as airborne sensor operator, and will be responsible for managing and operating the state-of-the-art data capture system as well as flight planning for both U.K. and overseas projects. Graham Hinchliffe joins as GIS and remote sensing specialist in a research and development role, working alongside the U.K.-based production center and sales team exploring ways to exploit the data for both new and existing markets.

“Dan and Graham are integral to the successful implementation of a new era of remote sensing data capture both here in the U.K. and overseas,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, managing director of Bluesky International. “Both bring with them a wealth of experience having worked for many years in the industry and we are delighted to welcome them to the team.”

Taylor joins Bluesky from Infoterra (Astrium GeoInformation Services) where he was responsible for the planning and acquisition of aerial surveys, utilizing a wide range of sensors. He has completed imagery and laser data capture projects in New Zealand, West Africa, the Middle East and mainland Europe.

Hinchliffe also joins Bluesky from nearby Infoterra, where he held the position of senior geo-information analyst. He has also worked at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the assessment of volcanic hazards.