High-resolution, frequently updated Nearmap imagery helps Mike Stone Associates reduce on-site visits, take measurements and examine properties with Nearmap GIS integration.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah--Location content provider Nearmap (ASX: NEA) reduces costs, saves time and improves accuracy of asset and property management assessments for Mike Stone Associates, Inc. (MSAi), a project and asset management consulting firm in the Houston area. Nearmap integrates current high-quality aerial images with MSAi’s existing ArcMap/ArcGIS system, providing a more efficient and accurate way to gather measurements and details for its field operations.
With Nearmap imagery incorporated into its ArcMap system, MSAi reduced time spent in the field manually taking measurements or examining park amenities. With Nearmap, those assets are quickly and easily analyzed from the comfort of the office. The program’s high-resolution detail allows MSAi to detect the difference between ground features that satellite imagery simply can’t provide.
“Now, I fire up Nearmap and can measure the entire community within about two hours,” says MSAi GIS Technician Russell Spragg. “It’s a huge time saver. In addition, before Nearmap I wasn’t able to pick up the differences in surface materials. Now those attributes are spot-on accurate. I don’t know how I would be doing it without Nearmap.”
Because Nearmap imagery is captured approximately every six months, Spragg can rely on current imagery to illustrate progress on projects to board members, shareholders, clients and employees. In high-growth areas such as Fort Bend County, Texas, public sources of satellite imagery can’t keep up with developmental changes and accurately reflect that growth.
“It’s great to be able to use the captures for board meetings,” Spragg said. “We can give a visual to board members so they can see where the project is heading. With historical comparisons, I can juxtapose this year’s progress against last year’s.”
Prior to Nearmap, the GIS department at MSAi was often forced to balance time between in-field measurements and actual office time to align and calculate data. Traditional measurement approaches required the GIS tech to be dispatched on-site for lengthy periods of time. While this method would yield accurate results, the time spent in the field was prohibitive and costly, not to mention the additional time spent at the computer inputting measurements into ArcGIS afterward.
Nearmap brings the real world to you. We capture, manage and deliver the most current location content in the world, allowing businesses and governments to explore their environment easily. With Nearmap, organizations unlock opportunities that consistently inform decision making and transform the way they work. Our high-resolution, frequently updated aerial imagery is 2.8-inch GSD, better than satellite imagery. Delivered within days of capture, Nearmap shows changes over time. Users save time and money, reduce site visits and efficiently plan with current, clear imagery.
Nearmap is delivered through a refreshingly easy-to-use interface called MapBrowser or accessed via Esri® and Autodesk products.
About Mike Stone Associates, Inc.
Mike Stone Associates, Inc. is a project and asset management consulting firm in the Houston area that has experienced significant growth since its founding in 2001. MSAi is focused on assisting government and not-for-profit agencies with sound, sustainable fiscal management practices for their assets and resources. For more information, visit http://www.mikestoneassociates.com.
Mark Fredrickson, 801-806-0161