Mitigating Outages and Planning Expansions with Smart Grids

These days, everything is “smart.” Smart phones, smart watches, smart cars, smart homes, and smart appliances connected to the Internet of Things all shape our daily lives. Over the past 10 years, however, the “smart” trend has centered on the “grid,” or the nation’s electric infrastructure. Utilities today rely onRead More

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The EagleView Team Weighs In: You Know You Work in GIS When…

On November 16, we celebrated GIS Day from Esri® — a day that demonstrates the real-world applications of geographic information systems, or GIS, through community events and outreach. To mark the occasion, we treated our team to a happy hour or, as we called it, #MappyHour. ‘Mappy Hour’ has begun!Read More

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Mappy Holidays: 11 Festive Examples of GIS

’Tis the season for celebrations, decorative displays, travel, gift-giving… and maps? Geographic information systems, known as GIS, may sound like all work and no play, but the maps created with geospatial data have a number of real-world applications – and some of them are quite fun. Such maps come inRead More

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Story Map: How Far Do We Go to Capture Pictometry Imagery?

Each month, we share an image from our annual Pictometry® calendar right here on our blog. For 2016, we selected 12 of our favorite images out of more than 28 million captured in the 2014-2015 season. Our 2016 calendar displays the diverse terrain found all across North America: deserts andRead More

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Reminder: FutureView Registration Closes Soon!

Have you registered for FutureView® 2017? Registration closes December 31, 2016, so be sure to speak to your District Manager or email FutureView@EagleView.com if you have any questions. Want to know more about FutureView? Here’s an overview: Who: FutureView is the advanced training and user conference for Pictometry® imagery users.Read More

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How to Stay Prepared for Winter Roofing Emergencies

A winter storm blows through your region and leaves neighborhoods buried under layers of snow. Soon enough, the calls come in from homeowners with winter roofing emergencies. As a construction professional, you know what to expect when a blizzard hits. Heavy snow and ice can cause leaks and destroy gutter systems,Read More

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What Public Safety Can Do About Dangerous Winter Driving Conditions

Early in December, footage surfaced on the internet of a traffic pileup on a Montreal street. The video shows buses, passenger vehicles, a snow plow, and even a police car all careening down an icy road and into one another at the bottom of a steep hill. Thankfully, likely dueRead More

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From Falling Trees to Frozen Pipes: 4 Big Wintertime Insurance Claims

While winter weather may not sound like a big deal to some, it can lead to costly – and even deadly – hazards around the house. In fact, winter weather is the third biggest reason for all property insurance claims from catastrophic events, behind events like tornadoes and hurricanes. TheRead More

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How One High School Is Using Critical360

Iroquois High School in Louisville, Kentucky, is working to better protect its students and help first responders in crisis situations. The school will be part of a pilot program to install the EagleView® Critical360® digital mapping system, which uses Pictometry® imagery. Critical360 gives first responders an idea of what they’re walkingRead More

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4 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Assessors in 2017

With the New Year almost here, those of us with Type-A personalities are already busting out new day planners and creating our to-do lists for 2017. This is also an ideal time for assessment officials, regardless of personality type, to figure out what they can do to stay productive throughoutRead More

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