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(Stranger )
02/29/08 07:47 AM
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I'd like to see some reviews from pictometry users, and maybe answer a few questions.

1. How it works with sde data, oracle data, other formats such as CAD (autodesk).

2. How it works in arcgis.

3. Any percieved inaccuracy ( I am aware it is second order positional accuracy).

4  License management.

other comments



(Stranger )
01/15/09 07:16 PM
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We have had Pictometry fly our county twice in the past 3 years and the imagery is used heavily thoughout our county and now several cities within our county are using it as well.  It has become a must have and we will likely continue to fly it every 2 years, and possibly go to annual flights at some point. 

The Pictometry software reads GIS data directly from our ArcSDE database, so it integrates well there.  We also have their ArcGIS Extension which allows you to use the obliques in ArcView.  This has been useful in identifying features that cannot be seen in an ortho.  We don't use AutoCAD, so I can't comment on that.

As for accuracy, that was a concern of ours at first, but they processed the data with our LiDAR and our GIS data overlays perfectly on the obliques.  We tested the accuracy of the orthos that are delivered with the obliques and they were identical to the imagery from our previous ortho vendor, however the Pictometry imagery is much clearer and the colors are more realistic.  All in all it has been a good investment for our county.

(Stranger )
01/19/10 11:31 AM
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We are a large, rather rural county in Northern Nevada and we had Pictometry fly mainly populated areas and AG land. We are NOT happy with what we received. The tiles cannot be overlapped, so large parcels have only a portion of the photo. Also we had trouble with the "good" photos as well, presumably because of elevation. In other words, we did not really get what we paid for and they say it is because of elevation. However, where our town is located is in a wide valley and I have trouble believing that excuse especially where some places it is OK and others it is not. Overall for the cost, this was a waste for us.

As far as it working with the programs, I don't know of any problems. Just unhappy with the results and no apparent resolution. 

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