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Nick,

There
are regional firms specialising in this all over the country. They are
usually listed in PE& RS but the ASPRS may also have a firectory on
their website. If you shoot me an email with their location I can
probably send you a list of the firms around where they are located.

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have a commercial real estate client that would like to get 
high-resolution aerial photos of their properties (450+) around the U.S.

What are people's experiences with GlobeExplorer and AerialExpress?  Are there other options?


Nick,

I am in the process of formalizing a relationship with Pictometry ([url="http://"http://www.pictometry.com/"]www.pictometry.com[/url]),
which has about 30% of the entire United States in their oblique aerial
photo library (70-80% by December 2007). If you don't want to subscribe
to the service (around $850/year, plus $25 per photo), I could arrange
for as many photos of your client properties as were within
Pictometry's coverage areas. Just let me know, and I could even try and
get you a free seven-day trial to their service if you like! I have a
couple other names of folks of ""aerial photography for-hire"" companies
too, if that were of use. Just let me know. Whatever helps....... B)



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Or you can look at Microsoft Live Local and look at the Pictometry imagery for free....

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"Here are some links collated by the WorldWind community, which might be useful.

[url="http://"http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=2052&hl=aerial+photo"]http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index....hl=aerial+photo[/url]

[url="http://"http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/USGS_Urban_Areas"]http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/USGS_Urban_Areas[/url] "

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Or you can look at Microsoft Live Local and look at the Pictometry imagery for free....


Correct.
However, less than 1/10 (I believe) of Pictometry's imagery is
currently on the LiveLocal service...and that gap is widening as
Pictometry is in the process of currently shooting St. Louis, Chicago,
Milwaukee, etc. ;)

I'm all-about free myself! I've just found
that the limited quantity of obliques currently available via LiveLocal
isn't as helpful as having coverage for 30% of the entire country.
$25/image seems like a cheap price to pay....especially when I've been
hiring aerial photographers over the past 6+ years at $700-$800 a pop.
That, and working with a 3000x3000 pixel image in Pictometry's online
service is sometimes preferrable to the photos available in LiveLocal.
I LOVE LiveLocal too though.......just would love it more if the full
Pictometry library was available there.

My $0.02.

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Thanks everyone. I have passed some options along to the client and I'll see what they decide.

Nick Springer

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Owner: Springer Cartographics LLC





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