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Institutional | NEARMAP US INC.
Oblique images allow users
to view the heights of these buildings
at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
NEARMAP CAN HELP CONSTRUCTION CLIENTS AT EVERY STAGE OF A PROJECT. BY ALAN DORICH
hen a developer evaluates
land for a project, their first
impulse might to be to take
a drive to look at the site.
But Nearmap US Inc.'s technology allows
users to skip that step, as well as make other
important decisions during every stage of
a construction project, Vice President of
Marketing Tony Agresta says.
The company - which has based its U.S.
headquarters in South Jordan, Utah - provides
high-resolution aerial imagery for multiple
sectors, including construction, government,
real estate, insurance, utilities and telecom.
Nearmap began operations a decade
ago in Australia, where the company flew
planes equipped with special camera systems at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet.
Today, Nearmap offers its photography
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through a subscription service to clients
and covers the United States, Australia
and New Zealand. The company's portfolio
includes work for Hydromax USA, the city
of Apex, N.C., the Orange County Transit
Authority and the city of Grapevine, Texas.
Nearmap's approach sets its work apart
from the imagery taken by satellites or
drones, Agresta declares. "Our resolution
is better than satellite imagery and our
coverage model is much more extensive
than drone imagery," he says.
During the mapping process, "The pilot
has a programmed path that he's going to
fly," he describes. "He flies back and forth
with an overlap on each path."
The camera system within the plane is
Nearmap US Inc.
* U.S. headquarters: Sou Jordan,
* Specia y: High-resolution
"We capture, manage and
deliver location content at
profoundly transforms e way
- Tony Agresta, vice president of marketing
automated, leaving the pilot to concentrate
on flying the aircraft. "With one plane, we can
cover up to hundreds of square miles per day,
allowing us to capture over 270 urban areas of
the U.S. multiple times per year," he says.