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

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Near Infrared: More Than Meets the Eye

Aerial imagery provides GIS managers and other professionals with a realistic bird’s eye view of a region. However, it can’t always tell the full story. While an aerial image may present a realistic representation of the Earth, it can’t always portray things like elevation data accurately. Looking at LiDAR data,Read More

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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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3 Imagery and Data Products That Solve Wintertime Utilities Issues

Americans, like House Stark, know one thing for certain: winter is coming. Unlike last year’s mild weather, though, predictions so far point to far lower temperatures closing out 2016. For consumers, cold weather concerns tend to be more practical. A broken furnace or boiler, for instance, can be an unpleasantRead More

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What Can Imagery Do for Oil and Gas Infrastructure?

This June, President Obama signed into law the PIPES Act of 2016, also referred to as the SAFE PIPES Act. The legislation, according to DownstreamToday.com, “gives the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) new regulatory authority over operators of the United States’ nearly 3 millionRead More

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Minutes from Collapse: Addressing the Nation’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Many Americans celebrated this past Labor Day with time off from work, but crews working on the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, put in some major overtime during the holiday weekend. On Friday, September 2, a fire broke out beneath a tarp where a construction crew was performing welding workRead More

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Share Your Story at FutureView 2017

Do you have a Pictometry story to share? We are seeking world-class customer presentations for FutureView 2017. Share your best practices, innovative uses of our products or insights into the technology that impacts our industries. We understand that the best way to learn is through each other. Your experiences areRead More

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A Passion for Pictometry

By: Trent Casi, Pictometry Infrastructure Solutions Manager for the Pictometry Central Region Denver, Colorado Having grown up on the east coast, I’ve have always had an interest in “the location of everything,” whether it be an extreme weather event or the best mountain bike trail in the region. In 2004,Read More

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Pictometry Helps to Make Sense of Overhead Power Lines

Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) provides gas, electric and water services to Owatonna, Minnesota, a community of 25,000 people located an hour’s drive south of Minneapolis. OPU serves 11,300 electric customers, 10,000 natural gas customers and 9,300 water customers. In 2011, the electric department of OPU identified a need to updateRead More

Endless Possibilities for 3D Modeling

Pictometry is a leader in developing photorealistic 3D models in many industries, but most recently those businesses in infrastructure are finding it to be more and more important to see photorealistic representation of their assets. Whether captured by a traditional aircraft or a drone, Pictometry’s high-resolution ortho and oblique imageryRead More

Jim Murray discusses 3D models for infrastructure