Greenland, Thursday, August 23, 2012
Aerial photography successfully captured in Greenland

Despite challenging conditions three towns in Greenland have now been successfully captured by Blom as part of a photographic aerial survey project. The photographic survey was commissioned by NIRAS, international multidisciplinary consultancy company, and will be used to update urban mapping within the region.

Taking advantage of a rare break in the usually unfavourable regional weather conditions Blom quickly deployed their GB-WLF aircraft and Vexcel UltraCam XP digital survey grade camera to Kangerlussuaq.

Laurids Rolighed Larsen, Expertise Director for NIRAS said “Aerial photography in Greenland is very challenging in terms of weather, terrain and distances between airports. We are very pleased with the performance from Blom, having mobilized promptly when the weather was suitable for capture of aerial photography. The mission was completed professionally, with a good result and a perfect and continuous communication between Blom and NIRAS during the mission”.

Whilst Blom captured 10cm resolution aerial photography over Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Nuuk an additional request from NIRAS came in, including damage caused by flooding to a road bridge in Kangerlussuuaq.

Andy Fleetwood, Business Development Executive at Blom UK added “Whilst our survey crew were in Greenland, a late request from NIRAS came in to the office in Cheddar requesting imagery capture of a small area at Telegrafoen Island. This was promptly planned, agreed with the client and air ops were given the go ahead. Additionally, some high river water had caused some severe damage to a road bridge at Kangerlussuaq. Further flight plans were drawn up and some excellent imagery of the bridge was captured.”

Blom has now processed and delivered the aerial photography to NIRAS and the urban mapping update is due to begin imminently.

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