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Ecopia & Bluesky Partner to Create First 3D Map of Ireland

April 24, 2023 - Ecopia & Bluesky announce a partnership to develop the first ever comprehensive 3D land cover map of Ireland to enhance geospatial analysis.

3D map of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

April 24, 2023 – Toronto – Ecopia AI (Ecopia) and Bluesky International (Bluesky) today announce a partnership to develop the first ever 3D land cover map of Ireland. Generated using Bluesky’s 12.5 and 25 cm resolution aerial imagery and Ecopia’s AI-based mapping systems, this comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date map of Ireland will enable the public sector and private organizations alike to make more informed geospatial decisions for mission-critical applications.

Through this new partnership, Ecopia and Bluesky will deliver map data with unprecedented detail, empowering organizations with a source of truth for land cover throughout Ireland. The resulting 3D land cover map includes high-precision vector layers representing the following features:

  • Buildings (available in both 3D and 2D)
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Sports grounds
  • Swimming  pools
  • Forest
  • Grass
  • Bareland
  • Parking lots
  • Pavement
  • Water bodies
2D land cover map of Dublin
A sample of 2D land cover data in Dublin digitized by Ecopia’s AI-based mapping systems and Bluesky’s imagery

Together, Ecopia and Bluesky will update this data annually to ensure the map stays up-to-date with a rapidly changing world. This fresh and accurate map data will inform decision-making across industries, spanning use cases including urban planning, stormwater management, telecommunications network expansion, and more.

“At Bluesky, innovation is at the heart of everything we do and this partnership with Ecopia, a leader in AI-based mapping, will enable us to help our clients derive additional value from our high-resolution aerial imagery in a new and exciting way,” said Rachel Tidmarsh, Chief Executive Officer at Bluesky. “No other company or AI we evaluated can match Ecopia’s accuracy, completeness, or up-to-date detail, and this partnership will enable us to drive innovation that meets the rising demand for this quality geospatial information.”

“Ecopia is excited to partner with Bluesky to bring our 3D mapping capabilities to Ireland,” said Abigail Coholic, Senior Director of Partnerships at Ecopia. “The nationwide 3D map of Ireland is a great example of how geospatial companies can work together to provide critical insights to both the public and private sectors, and we are proud to work with longtime market leader Bluesky to deliver this unprecedented level of detail to our customers.”

3D map of Dublin
A sample of 3D building data in Dublin created through the partnership between Ecopia and Bluesky

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About Bluesky
Bluesky was founded in 2001 and is a privately owned company, headquartered in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, UK with over 100 employees based in the UK, Ireland, the US, and India. Bluesky works closely with both public and private sector customers and are proud to be the agreed geospatial data provider to all public sector organizations, including UK local authorities, under the APGB contract.

About Ecopia AI
Ecopia is on a mission to create a digital twin of the Earth. We leverage artificial intelligence to convert high-resolution imagery into high-definition (HD) vector maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HD vector maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world. 

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