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, but 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, to make the deliveryRead 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 the PIPES Act of 2016, also referred to as the SAFE PIPES Act, into law. 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

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Pictometry to Present at GITA Oil & Gas User Conference

Applications for rapid aerial imaging collections are becoming more important for supporting emergency response in the oil/gas pipeline industry. This presentation will cover the sensor technology, hardware, software, and ways the imagery will be consumed in the rapid response environment. Trent Casi, Pictometry oil and gas infrastructure solutions manager, presents DecisionRead More

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