Aerial Mapping


About Us


Blue Skies Consulting is a certified woman-owned small business based at the Belen Alexander Airport (E80) in Belen, NM. Our quality management system is ISO 9001: 2008 certified.

We are New Mexico's premier provider of digital photogrammetric and remote sensing data. We specialize in aerial photography for mapping and surveying applications.

We provide aerial film scanning services using the latest Wehrli and Associates, Inc. photogrammatic scanners in our environmentally controlled scanning facility.




21 March 2016

The Blue Skies Family Continues to Grow


Blue Skies welcomes aboard Ethan Lacher and Lindsay Cole. Ethan has rejoined Blue Skies after an internship last summer in the position of Aerial Systems Operator. Lindsay is providing support services for the management and image processing teams.

12 February 2016

Photogrammetric Scanning Technicians added to the Blue Skies team


Blue Skies welcomes aboard Angela Arriaga and Daniel Montoya. Angela and Daniel will be producing quality scanned aerial imagery as our Photogrammetric Scanning Team, specializing in aerial film scanning from post processing through client delivery.

20 January 2016

Blue Skies maintains ISO 9001:2008 certification through April 30th, 2017


Blue Skies continues to maintain its quality management system to the current ISO standard, which is now ISO 9001:2008. Blue Skies has maintained ISO certification for its aerial mapping services since September 2005.

19 October 2015

Blue Skies acquires Wehrli RM-3 aerial film scanner


Blue Skies has acquired an additional aerial film scanner. This recent addition is a Wehrli RM-3 scanner, and it will double our aerial film scanning capacity. The Wehrli USB upgrade was promptly purchased and configured to bring the scanning speed up to the level of our existing Wehrli RM-6 scanner.

28 September 2015

Blue Skies wins USDA scanning contract


Blue Skies was recently awarded a contract from the USDA for scanning of archival aerial film from 1954 to 1992. Blue Skies and five other contractors will scan more than 500,000 frames of color, black-and-white, and color infrared aerial film. Blue Skies’ first task order is for between 43,000 and 48,000 images.

11 May 2015

Consulting Geographer added to Blue Skies staff


Blue Skies has added Consulting Geographer Dr. Michael Pretes to its team. Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley, an M.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences from the Australian National University. His areas of expertise include economic, political, and historical geography; national parks, natural resource management; Western North America, and Polar and Pacific regions.


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