Partnership Expands Pictometry’s Global Coverage
ROCHESTER, NY – April 11, 2008 – Pictometry International Corp., a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial image libraries whose proprietary technology is used globally to capture oblique image libraries, has signed an exclusive technology licensing agreement with Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (KKC), a leading Japanese mapping and surveying company.
Under the agreement, KKC has exclusive rights to utilize Pictometry’s unique image capture and processing technology and market image libraries and software throughout Japan, including customers in government agencies, commercial businesses, and web sites.
“We are excited to be able to provide customers with the state-of-the-art 3D-like solutions that Pictometry provides,” said Toyoji Matsui, KKC’s General Manager of Business Solution Division. “With Pictometry’s image capture technology, we can offer customers new and more efficient solutions.” Matsui, continued, “We are also pleased that this partnership enables us to contribute to the international activities of other Japanese enterprises that can benefit from Pictometry’s oblique image capture technology.”
"We are very pleased to partner with KKC and to be able to expand our technology’s reach to Japan,” said Robert Carroll, president of Pictometry’s International Division, noting that Pictometry’s image library currently includes images covering Europe, North America, Australia and now Japan. “KKC brings a unique combination of strong technical capabilities with outstanding customer reach and ability, making them the ideal partner for us in Japan,” added Carroll. With this agreement, KKC becomes Pictometry’s fifth international technology licensing partner.
About Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Kokusai Kogyo started with mapping services based on aerial photos sixty years ago when the company was founded and, with the economical growth in Japan, has been providing geological, maritime survey, environmental survey, survey and designing consulting services associated with constructions, regional development utilizing space information, technology consulting services for designing environmental and disaster preventing plans. With progressing information technology and environmental consciousness, the company is recently deploying businesses on a variety of measures for the prevention of disaster as well environmental destruction to realize social and earth environmental security, making spatial information services base on our original surveying know-how and digital technology. As a result, the company has been positioned securely as a technology and consulting services company to build and maintain social capital infrastructure with customers both in the government and municipalities and in private space.
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 50 million digital aerial images in over 600 counties in the United States covering over 70 percent of the United States population. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry® captures geo-referenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle, producing a 3-D like view) and orthogonal (straight down) Intelligent Images®, within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications, offering non-traditional software solutions to aerial imaging needs. Pictometry’s imagery and software enables users to “See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything”® using a patented digital information system. Pictometry has its headquarters in Rochester, NY and an office in Europe. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images. For more information on Pictometry, visit
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