Bluesky’s aerial survey photomaps are helping ArbAdvice, a specialist UK arboriculture company, to improve the management of trees. The aerial surveys are monitoring trees on the Isle of Wight.
Map accurate imagery covering the Isle of Wight is being used by ArbAdvice as an integral part of consultancy services for reports, Tree Preservation Order applications, and Tree Risk Management surveys alike. The real world detail and accuracy of the images provide context for decision making, while the quality allows for communication of proposed works, risk statements and conservation plans. The photomaps can be downloaded directly from Bluesky’s online Mapshop
ArbAdvice owner, Ben Riches said: “The Bluesky aerial photographs are an essential tool, allowing us to identify and assess trees in their real world context.”
“This reduces the need for multiple site visits, improves the quality of decision making and allows us to effectively communicate plans and proposals with property owners, the Council and third parties, such as insurance companies.
“We also make use of other datasets available from the Mapshop, including Ordnance Survey mapping,” continued Riches. “The combination of data, ease of acquisition and speed of delivery makes Bluesky our first choice.”
The aerial photographs and Ordnance Survey mapping used by ArbAdvice to support its consulting and practical services are purchased from Bluesky’s online Mapshop.www.blueskymapshop.com offers complete nationwide coverage of aerial photography from multiple epochs, 3D models (Digital Terrain and Surface Models DTM / DSM), LiDAR data, Thermal Mapping and Bluesky’s National Tree Map. Visitors can also download – free of charge – geological, land cover and flood maps, as well as places of interest, census areas and collections of themed data such as farming, marine and habitats.