10 County Agencies You Didn’t Know Use Aerial Imagery

Assessment officials and GIS professionals in government are already using Pictometry® imagery from EagleView to better understand their jurisdictions. But did you know that other county agencies can also incorporate high-resolution aerial imagery into their everyday workflows? The following county government agencies are just some of the many that useRead More

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Machine Learning: From Pop Culture to Property Data

Plenty of parents have had the misfortune of stepping on their kids’ forgotten Lego bricks while barefoot. But Dutch coder Jacques Mattheij had another mishap involving the colorful plastic building blocks—namely, unintentionally winning more than two tons of them in a late night eBay bidding spree. To make the bestRead More

Machine learning can make sorting through thousands of Lego bricks easy.

How GIS Departments Can Change a Worldview

When it comes to aerial imagery, government GIS departments tend to take a top-down approach. In other words, orthogonal imagery fits the bill when they view their town, city, or county. While orthogonal imagery is a vital resource for all types of departments, oblique imagery is also beneficial. Oblique aerial images,Read More

GIS departments might see this in a typical ortho view

10 Breathtaking Pictometry® Images to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. This worldwide event, which began in 1970, supports environmental protection and activism. At EagleView®, we capture breathtaking Pictometry® aerial imagery of our planet year-round. The following images show everything from snowy mountains in Utah to tropical volcanoes in Hawaii and illustrateRead More

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Pictometry® Imagery in Public Safety: Finding Missing Persons and Keeping Officers Safe

One city police department was already using Pictometry® imagery from EagleView® when their crime analyst joined the team. By including the imagery in her workflow, the crime analyst raised awareness for Pictometry imagery in the department and demonstrated its value in the public safety sphere. She has used Pictometry imageryRead More

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Public Safety Technology: 5 Essential Takeaways

EagleView® recently released its Current Technology Trends in Public Safety eReport. The report explores the challenges emergency response personnel face and the public safety technology solutions that serve civilians and first responders alike. These issues affect law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and E9-1-1 communicators as well as theRead More

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Post-Event Imagery: Why It Matters When Disaster Strikes

While no jurisdiction ever wants a disaster to occur, anticipating the risks of a flood, hurricane, tornado, or other event can help reduce damage and potentially save lives. Emergency managers, assessors, GIS professionals, public safety leaders, homeland security agencies, and others use Pictometry imagery to see the changes before andRead More

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The Critical Components of a Public Safety Incident Map

The link between public safety and geographic information systems (GIS) is clear in E9-1-1 dispatch centers. Dispatchers rely on maps to send the appropriate personnel to an emergency. Law enforcement personnel also take advantage of GIS to create public safety incident maps. Incident maps help public safety agencies track andRead More

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Energy Infrastructure: The 2017 ASCE Grade Is In

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its Infrastructure Report Card for the United States. The grade from the ASCE indicates the overall integrity of the nation’s roads, schools, drinking water, and energy infrastructure, among other categories. This month, the ASCE published its latest assessment. AsRead More

Oil drilling in Texas.

The Big Lesson from the FutureView 2017 Speaker Sessions

This year, EagleView® had more than a dozen guest speakers join us for FutureView® 2017. One thing was clear from all of their presentations: more agencies are sharing usage of Pictometry® imagery solutions from EagleView. Budget constraints and the RFP process can present challenges for agencies. This means that smallerRead More

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