Bluesky Aerial Photomaps Guide Driverless Vehicle Research

July 10, 2013 -- Aerial photomaps from Bluesky are being used in the development of unmanned vehicles and intelligent transport systems. The highly detailed, map accurate images, are being used to display vehicle locations, in real time, with a level of detail not available from traditional mapping. Purchased by MIRA - a world class vehicle engineering consultancy - the imagery covers the company’s 750 acre proving ground at the heart of the automotive cluster in the Midlands, UK.

The aerial photomaps purchased by MIRA are initially being used to support the development of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) for military and commercial off-highway applications. These vehicles can be remotely controlled or autonomously follow pre-planned routes. The Bluesky aerial photography is embedded within MIRA’s command and control systems, where it is used to display the vehicle location and the route it is following, in real time.

“The aerial photomaps give a level of situational awareness that is not necessarily available from a simple map,” commented Dr Jamie Strachan, Senior UGV Research Engineer. “In addition for our Midlands based proving ground, good quality maps just aren’t available in certain situations so aerial imagery is essential. The other benefit to using aerial photomaps is our clients use them, meaning that we have a common means of communication.”

“Bluesky were fantastic to work with,” continued Dr Strachan. “They worked with us to optimise the photos for our specific applications; exactly matching the map projection of sample routes to the imagery.”

The 25 cm resolution aerial photographs supplied by Bluesky are taken from their off-the-shelf archive which covers the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Continuously updated on a five year rolling data capture programme, the high resolution digital images files are available in a range of formats suitable for use in desktop mapping, GIS and CAD software packages.

CONTACTS:
www.bluesky-world.com
+44 (0)1530 518 518




Review Article Be the first to review this article

EMA:

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Retail Therapy: Jump starting Black Friday
Peggy AycinenaIP Showcase
by Peggy Aycinena
REUSE 2016: Addressing the Four Freedoms
More Editorial  
Jobs
Development Engineer-WEB SKILLS +++ for EDA Careers at North Valley, CA
Principal Circuit Design Engineer for Rambus at Sunnyvale, CA
Manager, Field Applications Engineering for Real Intent at Sunnyvale, CA
ACCOUNT MANAGER MUNICH GERMANY EU for EDA Careers at MUNICH, Germany
AE-APPS SUPPORT/TMM for EDA Careers at San Jose-SOCAL-AZ, CA
FAE FIELD APPLICATIONS SAN DIEGO for EDA Careers at San Diego, CA
Upcoming Events
Zuken Innovation World 2017, April 24 - 26, 2017, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island, SC at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island NC - Apr 24 - 26, 2017
CST Webinar Series



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy