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Blom acquires flood imagery of Norway

Initial Norwegian news reports predicted that the impact from this year’s spring flooding would be extensive; the damage would propagate down the rivers and reach more central areas. Blom reacted quickly, mobilising their aircraft over the affected waterways and rivers to acquire aerial imagery and document the results of the flooding. Blom has been in constant discussions with agencies that will greatly benefit from using aerial imagery covering the flooded areas, making sure the data collected meets customer requirement. Between the 24th of May and the 26th of May Blom used its vast expertise and operational experience to collect...

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Bristol Water save time and money with innovative survey solutions from Blom

Europeanmapping specialist Blom have completed a further aerial survey for Bristol Water. Following the success of the first aerial survey for Bristol Water in 2011, Blom were commissioned to provide further aerial survey services for a second water main project near Frome, Somerset. Key to Blom’s survey services is the latest survey cameras mounted to fixed wing aircraft. Not only does this offer efficient data capture, but also minimizes health and safety risks faced by workers and disruption to traffic on the ground. Nol Vincent, Senior Project Manager at Bristol Water said “This method has saved us both time...

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Large-scale water infrastructure project chooses Blom for technical expertise

Blom has signed a contract to deliver technical assistance for the “Extension and rehabilitation of water and wastewater infrastructure in Hunedoara County, Romania”. The expected value of the agreement is approximately €3M and will start in 2012, lasting for an estimated period of 43 months. As part of the project Blom will supply technical assistance and supervision for the extension and rehabilitation of infrastructure for water and waste water treatment. The contract confirms that Blom’s strategy to expand its activity in the growing economies in Central and Eastern Europe continues to yield results. The contract also cements that the...

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The City of Malmo creates new opportunities with BlomSTREET™ technology

Blom has successfully captured over 300,000 BlomSTREET™ single street view images for The City of Malmö, Sweden. “The City Planning and Road Department currently use the imagery in their operations, but we envisage that all departments will soon benefit from this versatile product “, says Allan Almqvist, city engineer for the City of Malmö. BlomSTREET™ – powered by Cyclomedia, is captured from ground level, resulting in a comprehensive, high resolution and georeferenced library of 360-degree panoramic images developed for professional users. The data is provided with an easy to use software package that enables 3D measurements and visualization of...

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Olympics 2012 and GIS – UPDATED

Today is the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Google, Bing, Blom and other big companies published NEW maps and images from the Olympic London. You will find here Google Street View, Bing Maps BirdEye, Blom Imagery… – Google Maps has added Street View imagery of the Olympics Park and some of the other stadiums being used for the 2012 London Olympics. The Olympic Stadium and the Orbit Wembley Stadium – Google Again!!! Google make a webpage especially for the Olympics – LINK One of the most interesting parts is the following map… – Also The...

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Storm damage in Finland documented by digital aerial photos from Blom

When heavy storms hit the Nordic countries during the Christmas holidays of December 2011, Blom rapidly mobilized aircraft fitted with digital cameras to document the damages. The mobilization was done on request from the National Land Survey in Finland. “This is a good example of how modern mapping equipment and rapid workflows can be used for new tasks and in different weather conditions than traditionally associated with mapping”, says Håkon Andresen, Director for Business Development in Blom Nordic. “Snow on the ground, longer shadows, less favorable light and challenging weather conditions are handled by our experienced operators making use...

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Blom successfully delivers laser scanning survey for railway development in Finland

Blom have completed an aerial LiDAR survey for VR Track Oy, the leading rail constructor in Finland. Covering approximately 91 km, the survey ran along the main rail line spanning the Finnish towns of Lielahti and Kokemäki, and would be run for the alliance of VR Track and the Finnish Traffic Authority. VR Track required digital ortho photos and DTMs (digital terrain models) for the planning of maintenance necessary to improve safety and traffic on the track and approached Blom due to their extensive experience in this area. The DTM project was managed by Pasi Kråknäs, the leading survey...

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Eniro integration with BlomURBEX is providing users with a rich, interactive and informative view of Finland

Eniro.fi is the most popular web map service in Finland and Blom’s oblique images have been an important part of this service for a few years. In 2011, Fonecta renewed their Eniro.fi service and during the process replaced the oblique viewing solution of the old Eniro.fi with BlomURBEX integration. Integration was done using BlomURBEX’s API (Application Programming Interface) tools. The oblique imagery served from BlomURBEX provides users with a rich, interactive and highly informative view of the area of interest. For example, before setting off to a destination, users can inspect Eniro.fi’s routing services. The oblique imagery provides a...

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