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Modern technology and historical maps merged to create CitySets product

Sanborn Vice President David Brostuen announced that the company, GIS and photogrammetry industry, has launched a new product consisting of accurate digital data of central business districts and select commercial areas in the United States. The product line, called CitySets, is a series of off-the-shelf digital datasets covering the core downtown areas of 27 major cities. These datasets include: Geographic information that meets 1″=100′ National Map Accuracy Standards, including building footprints with building-specific attributes such as addresses, street centerlines and names, select geographic features and landmarks, and links to site-specific photographs Digital, seamless, full-resolution Sanborn fire insurance maps, providing a rich variety of building-level data such as construction class and occupancy type Seamless, color-balanced, digital orthophoto imagery at one-half-foot pixel resolution Building height information—ideal for evaluating a city in three dimensions. For greater functionality, the three-dimensional data sets will be bundled with InterSCOPE ExpressTM from ITspatial to enable interactive 3-D visualization and query. This software provides interactive real-time 2-D and 3-D displays which link multiple types of data with a single, stand-alone viewer.

The CitySets product has numerous applications and can be used to improve homeland security, 9-1-1 emergency response times, urban planning, commercial real estate intelligence, and more. Readily available, the data sets can be purchased by city or region, complete or a la carte, with or without packaged software.