Bluesky and Ambiental Risk Analytics Partner to Deliver
Bluesky and Ambiental Risk Analytics Partner to Deliver Topographic Flood Risk Data
March 14th, 2019 by Susan Smith
Aerial mapping company Bluesky, working in concert with the company Ambiental Risk Analytics (ARA), has supplied photogrammetrically derived Digital Terrain Models (DTM) for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. These 3D models include river flow and rainfall data and allow ARA to deliver a range of flood risk information for any property in the UK primarily to insurance companies, government agencies, emergency response and property developers.
Mark Nunns, Technical Account and Sales Manager at ARA spoke with GISCafe Voice about Bluesky 3D DTM’s coverage that encompasses geographic areas not covered by others. The EA is the UK Government’s Environment Agency, who historically had more extensive data coverage.
“Our flood map products are used around the world by insurers, government agencies, property developers and emergency response services to visualise, assess and understand potential flood risk,” commented Nunns in company materials. “This means they need to be accurate, up-to-date and easy to use. Working with Bluesky we have been able to increase the accuracy, detail and cover of the topographic data outside of other LiDAR coverage. This allows for a more accurate flood model output and a better representation and understanding of flood...