Aerial photography of Sayre Borough, Pennsylvania, U.S. will save the municipality “thousands” of dollars over the next decade. Complete aerial mapping of the borough was approved by the borough council at their meeting this week at a cost of $35,771, including reimbursable expenses. However, the move could save the borough thousands of dollars by providing a base map, which could be used for a variety of different projects.
The borough is beginning to undertake an aggressive replacement of the sewer system. That’ll be broken out into several different projects. Instead of having to come up and survey for each project, the information will be pulled off the aerial photography. The cost of individual surveying projects depends on the size of the area surveyed as well as the density of its topography, including houses and vegetation. The photography will be contracted out and would take several hours in the air followed by about three to four weeks of compilation and processing. The project would begin in about two weeks, he said, and will have to be timed carefully to allow leaves to fall off trees in the area, but not wait so long that long shadows disrupt the photography.