Hitachi Software Global Technology (HSGT), dealing in automatic building change detection solutions, and Pictometry, provider of a patented information system that captures georeferenced, digital aerial oblique and orthogonal images as well as related software, announced that they have signed a teaming agreement. The two companies are currently having operations in US.
Under terms of the agreement, Hitachi Software has modified its HouseDiff change detection solution to use Pictometry imagery, and Pictometry has integrated the resulting change files into their Change Analysis software. Additionally, Pictometry will be able to market the HouseDiff solution to its customers.
“Combining Pictometry images and Change Analysis software with HouseDiff provides our customers with the ability to find and review building changes without leaving their offices,” stated Robert Carroll, HSGT vice president of sales and marketing. “We have successfully used Pictometry’s oblique and orthogonal imagery with several of our existing customers, and we believe this partnership will provide the most accurate view of building changes on the market.”
Pictometry’s industry software enables users to quickly and easily access up to 12 different high-resolution views of any property, building, highway, landmark, or other feature in a county. The software also enables end users to create measurements directly from the georeferenced imagery as well as insert GIS content and other data. Major metropolitan areas using Pictometry include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
Change Analysis from Pictometry allows the direct comparison on a computer monitor of previous aerial imagery with recent imagery of the same area. The Change Analysis viewer, combined with Hitachi’s HouseDiff process, allows users to automatically view side-by-side, highlighted images of the detected changes. These changes can include such features as new additions to existing structures, demolitions, land use changes, new construction, and other real property features that could go undetected.