Did you know you can get current and historical imagery in both straight down and oblique versions all from STDB? It’s just one of the many tools in the platform ready for you to deploy. Read up here on our previous posts on the STDB platform. So what’s included in CCIM-STDB-Pictometry Imagery? Let us take you through it.
Current aerial photography is always a challenge. Most people go straight to Google Earth and export an image. While easy this violates the licensing unless you keep Google’s mark displayed and most people do not do this. So what do you do? If you are a CCIM and have STDB you use the Pictometry module.
To start you get a map of the USA that you can enter in an address or manually zoom in on the map to the area of interest. Click on the map or get results and you will be presented with a volume of images both straight down and oblique. What’s the difference between them?
Straight down is a Mosaic of images that is seamless in nature. Oblique images are taken with a 45 degree angle to the ground so you can see the side of a building in perspective shot. In this platform the horizon is not present in the picture. That is usually only available in low angle photography or in a 3D model.
As for obliques you can select your year and direction of image and pan around until you get the image you want. Exporting is available by multiple formats to use in your marketing materials. You are covered by licensing through the CCIM-STDB-Pictometry license.
Pictometry also has some third party layers you can overlay, Streets and Placenames, Contours and US Parcels. You can turn each one on or off to suit your needs.
So if you are in need of imagery and have access to STDB, Pictometry is a good choice for easy imagery. Need help learning what is available? Or do you have access and just need someone to pilot you through the fastest way possible? We are here to help you succeed.
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