AERIAL MAPPING

Blue Skies specializes in aerial photography and remote sensing for mapping and surveying. Its expertise includes primary data acquisition, systems integration, and remote sensing applications. The company's projects include the acquisition of vertical, high-resolution imagery for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service National Resources Inventory, five national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah, riparian studies in New Mexico, and a resource management evaluation in California and Nevada.

CAPABILITIES AND EXPERTISE

 

Aerial Photography

 

Microsoft UltraCam digital camera

- 92-megapixel (11,704 x 7,920)

- USGS-certified

- Photogrammetric quality

- 4-band imagery

 

Airborne GPS and inertial measurement

- Novatel 5-hertz GPS

- Northrup-Grumman LN-200 IMU

 

Leica gyro-stabilized camera mount

- Autonomous camera leveling

- IMU-controlled drift correction

 

Track ‘Air flight management system

- DEM-based flight planning

- Flight-line navigation

- Automatic camera firing

 

Leica film cameras

- Automatic exposure compensation

- Gyro-stabilized mount

- Airborne GPS / IMU

- Track ‘Air-controlled

NAICS

 

541360, 541370, 541690,

541922, 541990

 

Film Scanning

 

Wehrli RM-6

- All film formats up to 9 inches wide

- 8-micron resolution

- Infrared dust and scratch removal

- Autonomous roll-feed operation

 

Delivery on customer’s choice of media

 

 

 

Key Clients

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

- Aerial Photography Field Office

- Forest Service

 

U.S. Department of the Interior

- National Park Service

- Bureau of Land Management

 

New Mexico Department of Transportation

Boeing

ERM Group

 

 

 

 

Orthorectification

 

- Intergraph Image Station Suite

- From film or digital imagery with

  direct georeferencing

 

 

 

 

 

NEW MEXICO RURAL IMAGERY PROGRAM

Blue Skies offers 15-cm GSD digital aerial imagery, suitable for both mapping in stereo coverage and for orthophoto production of rural areas. Click here to learn more about this program.

SELECTED PROJECTS

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009-2005

2004-2001

24cm flight lines, 300 exposures: digital aerial photography Grandview 2.

12cm flight lines, 725 exposures: digital aerial photography Goodwell Wind Farm.

5cm flight lines, 317 exposures: digital aerial photography of Midland El Montecito

5cm flight lines, 35 exposures: digital aerial photography of the Roswell Landfill.

6cm flight lines, 95 exposures: digital aerial photography of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Obliques: digital aerial photography of the Boca Negra Dam.

2014

 

 

3Di / GeoTerra, Inc.

 

 

DAS, Inc.

 

 

The Cartographic Edge, Inc.

 

 

Wilson & Company, Inc.

 

 

2013

 

 

3Di / GeoTerra, Inc.

 

 

Bohannan-Huston, Inc.

 

 

Cooper Aerial Surveys Co.

 

 

Marathon Agriculture

 

 

Molzen-Corbin & Associates

 

 

Quantum Spatial

 

 

The Cartographic Edge

 

 

Wilson & Company, Inc.

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

Albuquerque District

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

46 flight lines of 12cm digital aerial photography for the El Cabo and Longhorn wind turbine farms.

8cm and 5cm digital aerial photography of the Carlsbad Airport.

Aerial photography of Double Eagle Airport, Albuquerque, NM.

26 flight lines totaling 252 exposures of 5cm digital aerial photography for a pecan orchard health study.

3 flight lines totaling 45 exposures of 30cm digital aerial photography of the Albuquerque Sunport (airport).

Aerial photography of three New Mexico landfills.

4 flight lines totaling 202 exposures of 5cm digital photography for a DOT project.

Digital aerial photography (5cm) for 1' contour interval mapping of the Taos landfill.

9-cm digital aerial photography of the Phillips Mine.

In support of cultural resource management responsibilities, BSC scanned 15 rolls of archival aerial photographic negatives from the 1930s and 1940s in the vicinity of Conchas Dam and John Martin Dam.  Project objectives include cleaning and assessment of the condition of the film; an inventory of the existing photographs; the creation of flight indexes for these photographs; and the digital scanning of all images on the film.  The purpose of scanning these images is to aid future management of the Conchas and John Martin dams and reservoirs via GIS integration and examination of pre-dam structures, activities, archaeological sites, vegetation, and other features visible on the landscape, as well as future construction of digital terrain models (DTMs) and other uses.

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; 7132 images and 40-micron scans.

Color-positive photography for the Stewardship Lands Imagery Program in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oklahoma; 1394 images and 40-micron scans.

2012

 

 

Aero-Graphics, Inc.

 

 

Aero-Metric, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Bohannan-Huston, Inc.

 

 

Cooper Aerial Surveys Co.

 

 

DAS, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Gannett Flemming, Inc.

 

 

New Mexico Department of Transportation

 

 

Parsons Brinckerhoff

 

 

Souder, Miller & Associates

 

 

Surveying Control, Inc.

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

 

 

Wilson & Company, Inc.

 

 

3 band digital aerial photography in support of engineering work and orthomosaicking.

2 pipeline projects - color negative aerial photography in support of design level engineering and orthomosaicking.

30cm 4-band digital aerial photography of 10 sites along the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona to Yuma, Arizona.

15cm and 10cm digital aerial photography of 3 landfill sites in New Mexico supporting engineering.

5cm digital aerial photography in Silver City and Lemitar New Mexico supporting DOT engineering.

 

6cm digital aerial photography of the University of New Mexico Gallup campus supporting engineering.

High resolution photography of 4 highway accident sites in support of forensic accident reconstruction.

30cm digital aerial photography in south Texas.  Project covered 1850 line miles and BSC delivered 3300 post-processed images.

30cm digital aerial photography in west Texas.  Project covered 590 line miles and BSC delivered 950 post-processed images.

Digital aerial photography of Otero Greentree landfill, Alamogordo, NM.

11cm digital aerial photography in NW Texas.  Project covered 550 line miles and BSC delivered 3200 post processed images.

NM SR 15 - High resolution 5cm orthophotography for roadway mapping.

Digital aerial imagery of two low-water crossings on NM 3 in San Miguel County.

Los Lunas Transportation Center - 6cm orthophotography in support of rail/bus transit station.

US 54/US 70 - 8.5 miles of 5cm color digital orthophotography for roadway design.

I-40 rest area - High resolution color digital orthophotography for highway rest area improvements.

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 5565 titled images and 40-micron scans.

Color-positive photography for the Stewardship Lands Imagery Program in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 729 titled images and 40-micron scans.

5cm and 7.5cm digital aerial photography of the Las Cruces Dam supporting engineering.

5cm digital aerial photography of Kingston, New Mexico supporting engineering.

Pagosa Springs pipeline - 8cm digital aerial photography of Pagosa Springs, Colorado supporting engineering.

Archuleta - 30cm digital aerial photography of Archuleta, Colorado supporting engineering.

Eunice schools - 5cm digital aerial photography and oblique aerial photography of Eunice, New Mexico schools supporting engineering.

2011

 

 

DAS, Inc.

 

 

New Mexico Department of Transportation

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

 

Wilson & Company, Inc.

Digital photography (6-cm GSD) for landfill volumetric calculations in Carlsbad, NM

Color-negative photography of the NM 599/CR 62 intersection in Santa Fe, NM

Color-negative photography of 5 miles of I-40 west of Albuquerque, NM

Digital photography (5-cm GSD) for bridge improvements in Springer, NM

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4657 titled images and 40-micron scans.

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 731 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans.

15cm digital aerial photography of Gage, New Mexico evaluating mining sites.

2010

 

 

New Mexico Department of Transportation

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

Scanned six rolls of archival aerial film

Color-positive photography for three projects in Las Cruces, NM

Color-negative photography for seven bridges at and around US84/285 interchange north of Santa Fe, NM

Color-negative photography for two I-25 interchanges in Santa Fe County

Color-negative photography for 13-mile segment of U.S. 60

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4677 titled images and 40-micron scans.

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 586 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans

2009

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

2008

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

2007

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

2006

 

 

Geodetix, Inc.

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

2005

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Albuquerque Bosque Restoration Project

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4947 titled images and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in California; 181 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4930 titled images and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in California; 317 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4942 titled images and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in California; 149 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans

Natural-color negative photography for a landfill in Texas; 6 high-altitude images scanned at 8 microns with dust-and-scratch removal

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4942 titled images and 40-micron scans

Color-positive photography for the Wetlands Reserve Program in California; 149 flight lines, image titling and 40-micron scans

500 24-micron scans of color infrared positive photography

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4943 titled images; 3857 40-micron scans

2004

 

 

ERM Rocky Mountain, Inc.

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

2003

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

U.S. Forest Service

 

 

2002

 

 

Bureau of Land Management

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

U.S. National Park Service

 

 

2001

 

 

Bureau of Land Management

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Aerial Photography Field Office

 

 

Natural-color negative imagery (geo-referenced and digitized) of 7 Project Sites (rail yards and terminals) in New Mexico

Color infrared positive photography for the Conservation Effects Assessment Project in Montana and North Dakota; 269 titled images

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico; 4407 titled images

 

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in Arizona, California, and Nevada; 3010 images acquired and titled

Natural-color negative photography for resource and multi-use management; Coronado National Forest, AZ, 1842 flight line miles; 1625 titled image

Color/color infrared photography for riparian study in New Mexico; 160 flight line miles, 660 titled images, 18 digital flight line indexes

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in California, Nevada, Arizona; 2217 images acquired and titled

Natural-color negative photography for resource and multi-use management; five national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah; 1545 flight line miles; 7 mylar flight line indexes; 2500+ titled images

Natural-color negative photography for resource management evaluation in California and Nevada; 3300 flight line miles, 2800 titled images

Color-positive photography for the National Resources Inventory in California; 2025 images acquired and titled

 

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