City, county and state governments have always led the charge when it comes to innovations in GIS and mapping — and the demand for streamlined solutions has never been more prominent.
These government entities represent some of the most advanced users of technologies from companies like Esri, Cityworks, Geocortex and RapidDeploy, whose use cases span far and wide, including:
- Address/geocoding database validation
- Stormwater runoff calculation
- Sea level rise infrastructure planning
- City planning
- Emergency management
- Road maintenance
- Bridge and tunnel construction
- Water conservation
- Vegetation management
Simply put, governments combine data about their jurisdiction with GIS tools, and aerial imagery, to see what others can’t. In years past, satellite imagery limited what was possible from the comfort and safety of your office chair. But advances in high-resolution aerial maps have now taken center stage providing more detail than anyone could imagine. This not only makes your day-to-day operations more efficient, but higher resolution imagery means more information — and more information unlocks stronger applications of the imagery, further reducing on-site visits and increasing your return on investment
This powerful blend of mapping and aerial imagery recently took new flight; it’s grown to include the automation of rich feature extraction, using artificial intelligence (AI). Imagine a County Assessor, who wants to quickly see where new buildings have popped up from one capture to the next; or a City Engineer interested in water runoff when maintaining sewer systems who needs insight into the square footage of roof tops along with hard surfaces. To do this type of work, government GIS professionals need to visualize these attributes along with meta data about the truth of the ground — and the key? It needs to be up-to-date. Deeper insights result in a deeper analysis and this end game is what Nearmap delivers.