Aerial mapping company BlueSky has supplied detailed aerial photographs to assist in a number of high profile legal cases. The imagery, used by Goughs Solicitors, has provided additional courtroom information accurately depicting the location of features and or events that are central to the case. Aerial photography can also provide additional detail not present within traditional mapping.
Aerial photography has almost limitless applications within the criminal justice system, said Mr Chris Beckett of Goughs Solicitors. Any case where location is crucial to either the prosecution or defence will certainly benefit from the additional detail contained within and communicated by the photograph.In two recent cases the aerial photography has played a significant role in our defence of the accused; the first a murder prosecution where the body was found in a very rural location that was not mapped to a sufficient degree, in the second case the location of public phone boxes was critical to the defence. The location of and access to this feature was not easily identifiable from traditional mapping yet was easily identifiable and visible within the imagery,â continued Beckett.BlueSky, as a result of the GeoPerspectives joint venture with Infoterra, has nationwide coverage of highly detailed up to date aerial photography. This imagery can be supplied as map accurate digital image files suitable for computer overlays with traditional mapping or as prints, certified for authenticity, suitable for use in the courtroom.In addition the company has access to one of the UK's largest historical aerial photography collections; with over 360,000 original images dating back over forty years and covering the whole of England, Wales and large parts of Scotland this is a valuable source of information for boundary disputes, right of way challenges and land use monitoring. BlueSky is a UK based specialist in aerial imaging and remote sensing data collection and processing. With projects extending from New York to Paris, the company has an international reputation for the creation of seamless, digital aerial photography and 3D landscape / cityscape visualisations.BlueSky operates a national mapping centre, providing digital maps, site plans, satellite imagery, aerial photography and ultra-high resolution imagery of cities and towns.
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