January 20 marks the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, but as the country ushers in a new political era, one theme remains clear — change. Before the airspace closed over DC, Nearmap was in the air capturing the truth on the ground as it unfolded. You can see that these were collected outside of our standard capture conditions but even with the clouds, these powerful images still convey the momentous nature of Inauguration Day.
From COVID-19 restrictions to increased safety measures following recent political events, the 59th presidential inauguration ceremony shows that change continues to affect us all. Outside of our standard Washington DC capture program, these images give us a view into the world that can provide the actionable insights we need to respond to change with confidence.
From planning for perimeter fencing and social distancing to pinpointing opportunities for potential safety breaches, on-the-ground location intelligence is integral for major event planning. Up-to-date, high-resolution aerial imagery from Nearmap shows the steps taken during preparation for the inauguration, even in times of heightened concern.
12-foot fences surrounding the Capitol and a cordoned off Lafayette Square highlight the importance of aerial insight for safety planning, and for the deployment of these measures. Whether conducting structural measurements or understanding any change in infrastructure, there’s no room for outdated imagery when it comes to planning for major events.
We all continue to navigate disruption in our lives, but it’s how we respond that can help us move forward in stride. With Nearmap, witness the world at a scale like never before and leverage the most relevant and current context so that we can all shape a world that’s not only livable, but truthful.