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Month: September 2015

Sorting out Intersection types

Sorting out Intersection types

We have had a few examples over the last week or two on what you can get out of imagery. What about intersection access to your site? Stoplight vs Stop sign? Full access vs limited access? Can you tell the difference from these examples?

Another Building to ID

Another Building to ID

Part 2 of our building guessing game is here. Why is this important in the GIS/Mapping world you ask? Well if you know what you are looking at through remote sensors, you can better understand what you are dealing with. Most buildings have a typical size and shape due to various factors and when you know what that is you can easily and quickly get a handle on what you are looking at.

Knowing your buildings

Knowing your buildings

Continuing on with aerial photography interpretation school we started last week, we figured you would want to see what some other popular buildings are. You probably know what these already look like from the inside but not from above. So here is 1 of 2 images for this week to keep you guessing. Remember to check the surroundings and work your way through what it could be.

What’s in that Imagery?

What’s in that Imagery?

There is so much information in aerial or satellite imagery there is no way we can cover it all here. So we will start with the basics. What’s in that Imagery? Whenever we train someone new in GIS we love doing the “What is this” test. What’s in that Imagery? We fly around using your favorite web or desktop mapping platform and point out buildings or areas in unfamiliar places. Then let the guessing begin. Pointing out small items to…

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Imagery is more valuable than you know

Imagery is more valuable than you know

The first question we get after we tell people what we do is… So you travel around visiting the site so you can map it right? Well while that helps it’s typically not necessary at all. With the wealth of remotely sourced¬†data out there we can basically see almost everything¬†without ever being at the site at all. Imagery is more valuable than you know Where does all this imagery live? Google, Bing, Government sourced to name a few, and even…

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