US: OnTerra Systems today introduced a new version of its MapSavvy aerial imagery service and a corresponding new website, MapSavvy.com. An affordable Web Map Service, MapSavvy provides OGC-compliant images for anyone who needs aerial images in the course of their work or research.
The new version of MapSavvy offers users access to two versions of Bing Maps aerial imagery: original Bing Maps imagery and the recently updated aerial imagery updates introduced in 2017.
Typical users of MapSavvy are GIS and CAD professionals from business, research, or government organizations that need to use aerial imagery as part of projects, presentations, reports, or visual analysis of trends. Examples of MapSavvy users include:
- Architects & Developers: Architects and developers use MapSavvy in GIS and CAD applications to obtain aerial imagery of construction sites to incorporate into projects, proposals, and presentations that show where new buildings or structures would be located in the context of an existing built environment.
- Research Teams: Research teams use MapSavvy in GIS and CAD applications to access aerial imagery that will be incorporated into research reports, or to be able to spot trends by visually depicting information on top of an aerial image. MapSavvy is used for wildlife tracking, hydrology, environmental programs, and a host of research activities.
- Public Safety: Law enforcement teams use MapSavvy to access base map where crimes are occurring, either to spot trends or to help solve a specific criminal case.
- City Planning: City planners use MapSavvy to see base map aerial views of cities, municipalities & unincorporated areas as part of their process of planning city infrastructure and new developments.
- Oil & Gas: Oil & gas companies use MapSavvy in GIS and CAD applications to view aerial imagery in order to plan for pipeline facilities placement; and more.
The new MapSavvy aerial imagery service offers the flexibility of access to original Bing Maps imagery as well as the new updated aerial imagery introduced in 2017. The original Bing Maps imagery offers the highest resolution. The newly updated Bing Maps imagery offers the most up-to-date imagery of developed areas that have undergone changes to streets and buildings, or wildland areas that have seen changes due to geological shifts or wildfires.
“By offering MapSavvy users access to the original Bing Maps imagery and the new updated imagery, users get the best of both worlds,” said Steve Milroy, OnTerra Systems president. “This new version of MapSavvy lets users access original Bing Maps imagery if their application requires high-resolution images, or access recently updated Bing maps imagery if they require the most up-to-date images showing changes to cityscapes or wild lands.”