MultiVision USA uses an advanced aerial imaging system to acquire high-resolution oblique imagery for use in property appraisal, assessment and other applications that benefit from multi-perspective and 3D viewing capabilities. With the photography completed, Pasco County now owns high-resolution 3D imagery for approximately 300 square miles of territory, covering the most highly populated areas of the county, which incorporates 750 square miles.
Mike Wells, Pasco County's Property Appraiser, said his staff of 72 people will use the system to find improvements made to houses and buildings without permits that may affect their property values. In addition, the new imagery will be put to use by the School Board, County Commissioners, and Public Safety Department.
Before selecting MultiVision USA, which is a subsidiary of Aerial Cartographics of America (ACA), Wells first considered another system: “I had worked with ACA on an aerial photography project to create map books and was very pleased with the quality of their work and with their customer service. When I called MultiVision USA, I discovered their pricing was very affordable,” he said, “so between that and the quality they were able to provide, the choice was clear.”
The license purchased by Pasco County allows use of the system by all county government agencies. Two cities within the county have also received copies of the MultiVision 3D viewing software. Dade City will use the system to identify areas to focus on for restoration and historic preservation regulations. The City of New Port Richey will likely use it to find un-permitted building work and for public safety purposes. The local school board intends to use the system for inventory management.
“The Pasco Board of County Commissioners and its GIS and Engineering departments are particularly excited by our system’s ability to show the elevation of any point on the ground or on a building simply by pointing the cursor on the imagery,” said Dave Ledgerwood, MultiVision USA President. “Other systems offering oblique imagery offer less capability for the money invested.”
MultiVision software integrates oblique and ortho aerial photos into a single database and provides onscreen tools to measure vertical and horizontal structures, such as building facades, backyard patios and terrain features from any angle or direction. The tools are used in a variety of applications, from property assessment to civil planning. The software works directly with all GIS-based applications, allowing for the importing and exporting of additional data layers without third-party software.
About MultiVision USAThe MultiVision imagery database and software provide several advantages over other oblique aerial products. MultiVision processing technology registers the oblique images to standard orthophotography to create a multi-dimensional viewing environment in the end user’s chosen coordinate system, resulting in accurate feature identification, navigation and measurement. In addition, the MultiVision software provides easy-to-use 3D modeling functionality. Perhaps most importantly, MultiVision clients own the imagery they purchase from MultiVision USA.
Dave Ledgerwood, President
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