BlomURBEX™ is an online geographic information server (geoserver) which has been developed by Blom to allow on-line access to all of our archive products. This server is a revolutionary collection of geographical datasets including high resolution aerial imagery, LiDAR and raster data.  Functionality within BlomURBEX™ allows the user to navigate, measure, export and search.

The BlomURBEX™ server has been specially designed to provide fast access to tiled georeferenced data models. The data and functionality can be accessed through a variety of technologies and applications. Blom has a collection of standard API’s / SDK’s which allow users to create their own integrations with intranet solutions or web mapping products. Alternatively users can access BlomURBEX™ through pre-developed GIS plug-ins or via Blom’s new viewing application BlomWEB Viewer™. The many different methods of accessing BlomURBEX™ emphasises the flexibility of the service and how this geoserver can meet all customer requirements, however varied they may be.

Currently there is over a thousand urban areas represented by aerial imagery and hundreds of 3D models.  BlomURBEX™ is designed to serve all products and services provided by Blom, but data belonging to the client can also be tiled and uploaded to the server to be used by the client alongside the Blom data.

BlomURBEX Data Models:

  • BlomORTHO™
  • BlomOBLIQUE™
  • Blom3D™

BlomURBEX Viewers:

  • BlomWEB Viewer™

The technology behind BlomURBEX™ ensures speed and flexibility with data layers that are extremely fast to load whilst still being robust and stable to meet the demands of any ambitious enterprise.

Potential applications of BlomURBEX™ are vast with the ability to aid any market sector that requires quick and easy access to geospatial data. The service is simple to use and has intuitive functionality that does not require any intensive training. This means that BlomURBEX™ is quick to spread throughout an organisation at relatively low costs. Web service directories can use the BlomURBEX SDK’s to integrate the imagery  from BlomURBEX™ into their portals, government agencies are using the GIS plug-ins to link the BlomURBEX™ service into their existing GIS software packages and commercial companies are using the new BloWEB Viewer™ to view and export areas of interest to put into reports.


  • Web directory services
  • Emergency services Call centres
  • Hosting  a collection of client datasets in one central portal
  • Emergency planning
  • Insurance
  • Leisure applications, games
  • Urban planning
  • Telecommunications
  • Environmental analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Transportation
  • Multimedia guides for education or tourism
  • Route planning


  • API’s / SDKs from Javascript,  .NET
  • GIS Plug-ins
  • Mobile SDK’s for J2ME, iOS, Windows, Android

Reference Customers

  • Guia Repsol (Spain),
  • (Norway),
  • Spanish Cadastral Admin (Spain),
  • ENEL (Italy),
  • Vodafone Italy

Demos & Downloads

A sample of our service can be viewed through our BlomURBEX demo viewer.

BlomURBEX™ Whitepaper
BlomURBEX™ Factsheet

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