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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10 Aerial Images That Show Why We’re Excited for Spring

March is here, and if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you know what that means: spring is around the corner! We’re using some of our favorite recent aerial images to show why we’re excited that winter is nearly over. For one thing, we won’t miss the snow. (It’s no good forRead More

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3 Valuable Insights Insurance Underwriters Gain from Aerial Imagery

Wind, hail, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can devastate homes and cause billions of dollars in damage. But long before a storm or other catastrophic event can take place, insurance underwriters need to identify the risks that could affect the homes they cover. To determine a home’s eligibility for coverage,Read More

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March 2017 Calendar Image

The 2017 calendar showcases twelve of our team’s favorite Pictometry® images out of the millions captured throughout the year. The March 2017 image brings us to Indianapolis, IN. Designed by German Architect Bruno Schmitz, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Indianapolis is the largest outdoor memorial of its kind inRead More

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One Crucial Resource for Assessors Handling Property Tax Disputes

Assessment professionals are responsible for appraising properties within their districts for accurate, fair, and equitable values. This ensures that each property owner pays just the right amount to the local tax rolls in order to secure adequate funds for local public school districts, public safety, public works, and other essentialRead More

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What Trespassing Pokémon Go Players Can Teach Us About Federal Security

In the summer of 2016, when augmented reality game Pokémon Go became an overnight sensation, people of all ages took to the streets to capture the cartoon creatures with their smartphones. The game, which relies on GPS, received praise for getting everyone out of the house. Yet it also presentedRead More

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10 One-of-a-Kind Images We Captured This Autumn

Happy New Year! Throughout the coldest parts of North America, winter colors everything white and dull gray, so we thought we’d add some color into your world. Take a look at some of our favorite images from the fall 2016 season: We found some of the bluest waters surrounding Hawaii.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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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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#ThankfulThursday: 10 Unique Landscapes We Love

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we want to express our gratitude for some of the amazing sights we see on a regular basis. From the West Coast to the East, and from the Great White North to the gorgeous greenery of Hawaii, we’re proud to share these one-of-a-kind aerial images. WeRead More

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