Blom announces one year extension to the agreement with Microsoft for delivery of oblique (Birds Eye) imagery.
Blom and Microsoft have extended the agreement for delivery of BlomOBLIQUE™ by an additional year. The extension was an option available in the five-year framework agreement signed between the parties in March 2010. The contract extension officially starts on the 1st of July 2012. During the next twelve months Blom will deliver large quantities of newly captured oblique aerial imagery, Blom’s unique and extensive library currently covers more than 1,500 cities in Europe; this is the most comprehensive and detailed image database available worldwide.
The total value for Blom exceeds USD 6 mill.
BlomOBLIQUE™ is aerial imagery photographed with an inclination of approx. 45°, providing a unique perspective view of any location. The imagery allows users to visualise facades of buildings; the oblique angle exposes blind spots, exits and entrances previously impossible to locate on vertical aerial imagery. In addition it improves identification of hard to see assets and facilities in any environment, such as lamp posts and bus stops. Users can also view GIS data in 3D by draping it on to the oblique imagery; the images are geographically referenced and provide the ability to measure height, length and areas of features directly from imagery.
The Blom Group is the largest provider of geospatial services in Europe for both government agencies and private commercial organizations and companies. Blom owns exclusive spatial databases composed of maps, images and 3D models. Focused on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to its customers in many markets and allows its partners to create high added-value applications based on Blom data models and services. This strategy is backed by Blom’s major technical capacity in aircrafts, cameras, laser scanners and mapping systems. This makes it possible for all projects to be carried out within the company, assuring a high quality product is delivered both on-time and to budget. Blom has more than 900 employees and offices in 13 countries and its HQ is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO). For more information, visit www.blomasa.com
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