ROCHESTER, NY – August 21, 2007 – Pictometry International Corp., the worldwide leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and easy-to-use measuring software systems, announced today that it will present a case study on the integration of GIS and Pictometry’s oblique imagery for emergency and disaster recovery planning in the Atlanta urban area, at the 45th Annual URISA Conference in Washington, DC (August 20 – 23).
In September of 2005 the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) GIS Division helped with Katrina recovery efforts producing over 200 oblique imagery plots overlaid with GIS data and GPS reference grids in support of the National Guard. ARC’s experience helped get a $200,000 grant partnering with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) to purchase imagery of the Atlanta urban area for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 133 cities effort. The first project was so successful it resulted in a second grant of $230,000 for 2007 imagery.
Using Pictometry’s imagery resources and ARC’s GIS talent, ARC put together a portable system that provides GIS field support in the event of a major emergency. The system can display and print “E” size plots of oblique imagery overlaid with GIS data and GPS reference grids.
In September, 2006 Atlanta used the system for a federally observed and graded NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliant Command and Control Exercise for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).
Pictometry will present on Thursday 23 August 8:30-10:00 AM.
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information for management of urban and regional systems. URISA’s 45th Annual Conference will feature comprehensive workshops, educational sessions and networking opportunities, bringing together professionals from all parts of the spatial data community.
About Pictometry ( www.pictometry.com)
Pictometry International is a rapidly growing software company that provides visual information systems. The company's patented imaging process captures georeferenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle for a 3D-like view) and ortho (straight down) Intelligent Images® of counties and states. Combined with the company's interactive software solution, users can see everywhere, measure anything, and plan everything. The company has a growing customer base exceeding 400 counties, the State of Connecticut , the State of Massachusetts , the State of Rhode Island , federal government organizations, as well as private business users. Major metropolitan areas using Pictometry® include Atlanta , Baltimore , Boston , Houston , Indianapolis , Jacksonville , Los Angeles , Minneapolis , New York City, Philadelphia , San Francisco , and Washington , DC . Applications include 9-1-1, appraisers, assessors, emergency management agencies, engineering, financial institutions, fire departments, GIS, golf communities, homeland security, insurance, law enforcement, planning officials, real estate, transportation, and utilities. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images.
The company is hosting its second annual User Conference, Pictometry FutureView 2007, from October 28 – 31, 2007 in Lake Buena Vista , FL. www.pictometry.com/futureview
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