Nearmap executive, Patrick Quigley, explains how new oblique aerial imagery & 3D helps businesses improve operational efficiency
Point of Beginning (POB) recently interviewed Patrick Quigley, Nearmap's senior vice president and general manager of US, on the show floor at the 2017 Esri User Conference. The video interview highlights new capabilities Nearmap announced at the show, including high-resolution oblique aerial imagery and derivative 3D products.
Quigley explains how Nearmap's cloud-based oblique aerial imagery and 3D data gives GIS professionals unprecedented, immediate access to detailed visual context to help them plan and analyze sites, identify ground features, and monitor change remotely. “The main value that we bring is we allow people to do from their desk what they typically go out in the field to do,” Quigley says.
Nearmap's oblique aerial imagery allows users to immerse themselves in detail that replicates reality, giving them views from each of the four cardinal views. While aerial imagery is not new to the industry, Nearmap offers distinct advantages over bespoke aerial surveys and free, low-quality satellite imagery. For example, users can instantly pan and zoom through thousands of miles of high-resolution 2D orthomosaics and 3D oblique aerial imagery on-demand using their device's web browser. In addition, Nearmap regularly captures urbanized areas in the US so imagery is more current than the latest satellite images.
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.