Augmenting flight safety

BSF Swissphoto has been carrying out survey, geodata and mapping projects for the aviation industry for decades, offering a multitude of services to our customers. This is largely due to the historic background of our company.

By the end of February 2018 we finished our 22nd Aerodrome Obstacle Survey mission successfully! Our surveyors returned from a survey mission at the International Airport of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, where they surveyed the runway, navigational infrastructure as well as all obstacles such as buildings, antennas, fences, vegetation, etc. You can explore some impressions of this last mission above.

So far, BSF Swissphoto has executed "WGS84 Aerodrome Surveys" on 51 Airports worldwide - from the Carribean over the Middle East to Africa.

Since 2014 the helicopter landing sites of 47 Swiss hospitals and the obstacles around them were mapped for the Swiss Air Ambulance Service REGA. The Swiss Air Traffic control authority Skyguide now produces visual approach charts based on this geodata. These charts define safe approach and departure corridors as well as relevant obstacles in order to support pilots in a best possible way during landing and take-off.

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Mass data processing in the field of geodata

​The continously increasing demand for ever more detailed, ever more realistic 3D models is leading to new challenges for companies in the geodata sector: the volumes of data to be processed are increasing enormously and require extreme computing power.

11. 01. 2021

Christmas greetings

Company news

Valued clients and business partners ​The year 2020 was a challenge for all of us. All the more reason for us to thank you for the good cooperation.

15. 12. 2020

Project news

Consulting mandate in Sint Maarten

Despite increased travel difficulties, our consulting projects are continuing: our employee Emese is currently in the Caribbean, more precisely in Sint Maarten.

26. 11. 2020


Online workshop for Caribbean countries on the use of geodata

Today starts a two-week online training with our geodata experts Stephan Landtwing and Manuel Draper with participants of the so-called six Caribbean PPCR (Pilot Program for Climate Resilience) - countries.

16. 11. 2020

Press Release

Aerial Data campaign in The Netherlands successfully completed

The dutch data acquisition company Cyclomedia has recently published a press release about the completition of the large oblique image campaign in Holland. BSF Swissphoto has been strongly involved in this project and acquired oblique images and laser data for several thousands of km2.

12. 11. 2020

160 LiDAR flying hours for the Finnish Land Survey Office

​On July 20, 2020 our flight crew completed the last flight day of the current laser data acquisition program 2020 of the Finnish National Survey Authority Maanmittauslaitos.

10. 09. 2020