<img src="//bat.bing.com/action/0?ti=5510949&amp;Ver=2" height="0" width="0" alt="I'm a pixel!" style="display:none; visibility: hidden;">

Recent Aerial Imagery – Leaf Off, Game On!

Get updates directly
to your inbox


Seeing Through a Sea of Green.

Cherry blossoms have blown about like giant snowflakes, and the budding spring has arrived. Within weeks or days, the leaves will be out. And if your truth on the ground requires a clear view of what's below that canopy of leaves, you're running out of time. If a picture's worth a thousand words, the split-view below is worth twice that many. This Dayton, OH neighborhood shows a stark contrast between the leaf-on capture (October '16) to leaf-off (February '17) as previously hidden features come into view.

Leaf On in Dayton, OH - 10/6/2016Leaf Off in Dayton, OH - 2/17/2017

High-resolution PhotoMaps™ of Dayton, OH taken 10/6/16 and 2/19/17

That Magic Window

It's quite a challenge to fly over the right place at the right time late winter or early spring. Too soon, and you're snowed; too late, and the trees take over. On top of that, mother nature must cooperate with clear skies and decent light. However detailed capture plans might be, survey teams must still adapt on the fly and follow opportunity. As a storm front is pushed northeast by a high-pressure zone, it's smart to follow closely behind – the coming together of science, intuition and a world of experience.


Who Needs Leaf-off Aerial Imagery?

Appraisers:  new construction, outbuildings and other improvements built through the year become visible, measurable, and above all else, taxable.

Roofers:  accurate remote measurements become possible, reducing the need for onsite surveys. Material costs may be projected, and repair opportunities identified.

Public Works:  streets, sidewalks, pervious surfaces, water management and other public infrastructure programs need a clear view of conditions on the ground.

And a host of other needs. High-resolution aerial imagery is at its best with a snow-free, cloud-free, leaf-free view of the ground below.
 

How About Leaf-on?

Utilities:  now it's all about the trees – utilities must know where they pose potential threats to the power grid, and devise their best plan to keep the lights on.

Insurance Companies:  actuaries and claim management must assess dangers posed to real property from proximate threats, the natural environment and storm risk.

Urban Forestry & Conservation:  quantify and classify local flora by type and overall health through deciduous leaf volume and visible vegitation vigor.

 

Who Benefits from an Historical Leaf-off/Leaf-on Contrast?

Solar Estimators:  projected power output requires a clear picture of year-round shadowing. It's also critical for solar leads (prospecting) and panel placement.

Land Development:  planning requires both precise measurement of on-the-ground features and the best use or preservation of existing foliage.

Environmental:  multispectral leaf-off imagery and a survey of summer growth are both useful for wetlands impact and conservation.


Either way, you get the picture. Nearmap's capture program tells a compelling story of truth on the ground over time through historical imagery. That makes us unique. Approximately 70% of US population centers are surveyed, most with multiple captures per year. Our proprietary HyperCamera technologies and back-end systems process massive amounts of aerial data and publish to the cloud within days. The benefit to you?  Instantly accessible high-resolution aerial maps with unparalleled consistency that eclipses satellite imagery – easily accessed through our web-based MapBrowser, the Esri ArcGIS Platform, Autodesk, CAMA systems and a host of other platform APIs.

Leaf-Off-and-On__Richmond-VA.jpeg

High-resolution PhotoMaps™ of Richmond, VA from 10/18/16 and 2/19/17

Where Are We Now?

Game on! Nearmap survey operations are at full tilt flying the eastern and central United States, capturing high-resolution leaf-off aerial photography while this year's narrow window of opportunity is still open. Here's a sampling of recent aerial imagery and where we've been lately:

 
KANSAS CITY, KS  -  FEB '17 LAFAYETTE, IN  -  FEB '17 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  -  FEB '17
ATLANTA, GA  -  FEB '17 SAN BERNARDINO, CA  -  FEB '17 FORT WAYNE, IN  -  FEB '17
DAYTON, OH  -  FEB '17 CHARLESTON, WV  -  FEB '17 FAYETTEVILLE, NC  -  FEB '17
ST. LOUIS, MO  -  FEB '17 KNOXVILLE, TN  -  FEB '17 OMAHA, NE  -  FEB '17
BIRMINGHAM, AL  -  FEB '17 LAS VEGAS, NV  -  MAR '17 LEXINGTON, KY  -  FEB '17


 

Start Your Free Trial

 

Case Study

Extending Location Content Solutions

Empower your organization with truth on the ground.
Download the White Paper

Featured Video

Top Uses of Nearmap Aerial Imagery & Web-based Tools

Latest News

read more
cta-ebookimg.png

Momentum Solar

Increased rate and accuracy of qualifying Solar prospects by 2X with timely high-resolution imagery

Get the Case Study

Image Quality Outshines Satellite Images

Nearmap PhotoMaps™ are consistently 2.8” GSD—which is typically several times sharper than satellite images—giving you unrivaled clarity, precision and detail.

Start a Free Trial

Get a Clear Aerial View of Property

Take accurate remote measurements. Estimate with precision. Plan around detailed features, and view property changes over time.

See Practical Uses

View Current Aerial Maps

Our up to date aerial maps are consistently refreshed to give you timely, actionable information. Browse aerial photos from recent surveys, or view our nationwide urban coverage areas.

See Recent Captures

Watch Updated Aerial Maps Tell Stories

With precise geolocation, Nearmap aerial imagery monitors change over time and tells compelling stories of truth on the ground. Plan with confidence, and see your projects evolve.

See Your Project Live

Always-on, Instant Access

Whether you're viewing orthoimagery or oblique aerial views, Nearmap's cloud-based PhotoMaps™ give you instant access to consistent, high quality aerial imagery with spectacular detail.

See our Video Gallery

Sharper than the Best Satellite Maps

And frequently updated, too. Nearmap captures the urban US multiple times per year, and new aerial images are processed and streamed to the cloud within days. Get instant access to all current imagery and historical aerials, precisely georeferenced to show you truth over time.

View incredible detail with our high resolution aerial maps. Satellite images are often blurred by weather or the atmosphere. Nearmap captures leaf-off and leaf-on aerial photos year round under the best possible conditions.

Transform the way you work

Get Demo
nearmap-get-demo.png