Australia: AAM has introduced hosted imagery and spatial tools for major urban areas of Australia and New Zealand, Pictometry Online. It is software and data as a service, which can be used to view one’s project site from any angle, providing new capabilities for confirmation of property value and site assessment that includes accurate measurements, all from one’s desktop.
The hosted solution allows professionals to safely visit and measure difficult to access areas of roofs, buildings, natural hazards and roads. This new source of information and tools will provide cost reductions in field work and related tasks. This hosted tool is currently being used by strategic planners, valuers, emergency service personnel, insurance analysts, surveyors, traffic planners, GIS analysts and asset managers.