Nearmap’s capture frequency and high resolution gave both Cassin and Kleinjan the ability to view and monitor assets or track invasive species—all from the comfort of their office.
“Using Nearmap for comparison between captures, I could see quite easily the flower heads on a plant. Nearmap’s imagery easily showed us the difference between burned and unburned phragmites,” shared Cassin.
Kleinjan commented, “Instead of wheeling off every crack and every pothole, I can use Nearmap imagery back in my office. The high-resolution imagery lets me do takeoffs on screen because I can clearly see what needs to be fixed and addressed.”
Planning in the Time of COVID-19
Like many other public serving entities, Lake County Forest Preserves was faced with countless challenges in stepping up to address the COVID-19 pandemic. One challenge involved identifying and removing picnic tables and benches from public parks. “I used our latest capture from Nearmap, which was in March, around the time we shut everything down. Using Collector for ArcGIS, I could easily map out each and every table, know exactly where they were, and send my crews out safely and efficiently to help the community stay compliant with social distancing.”