Pictometry proves a nationwide success

With an ever-increasing number of towns and cities being captured, Pictometry oblique view imagery has been sparking interest from local authorities and emergency services across the country.

Sep 20, 2007
By David Howell

With an ever-increasing number of towns and cities being captured, Pictometry oblique view imagery has been sparking interest from local authorities and emergency services across the country.

Gloucestershire Constabulary, the London boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Sutton, and the city councils of Portsmouth and Wolverhampton are now taking advantage of this reference tool.

Pictometry oblique imagery provides an instantly available, ‘off-the-shelf’ dataset of high resolution 15cm imagery and is distributed in Great Britain by Ordnance Survey (OS).

Every feature on the landscape can be viewed and interrogated from up to 20 different angles. This allows for the visualisation of information such as the number of floors a building has, points of ingress and egress and the easy identification of surrounding objects not always obvious from traditional aerial photography.

Access to multiple perspectives is particularly useful for law enforcement and emergency services in need of a detailed view of the elevation and surroundings of a building or location.

Pictometry oblique imagery complements the entire OS MasterMap family of topography, imagery, address and integrated transport network layers.

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