Oregon state chooses ER Mapper to develop Orthoimagery Portal

Oregon state chooses ER Mapper to develop Orthoimagery Portal

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California, USA, 18 April 2007: ER Mapper has been selected by Oregon state authority to develop a portal to provide Enterprise GIS solutions to Oregonians. ER Mapper will utilize the Orthoimageries of 0.5m resolution that the state has obtained in cooperation with the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), along with other aerial and satellite imagery datasets.

The portal will be built on ER Mapper technology including Image Web Server and the Image Integration Framework. Image Web Server works in tandem with GIS to provide faster access to a complete geospatial information picture. The portal’s interface allows integration with the web-based Oregon ExplORer natural resources digital library at Oregon State University and navigatOR, the GIS Utility for the State of Oregon.

“Oregon has a diverse collection of clients, each with targeted needs and application for imagery,” says Renee Davis-Born, Oregon State University project manager for the Oregon imagery portal. Users need access to high-quality data and products that can be obtained in a timely fashion. We are excited to be working with ER Mapper to develop the Oregon imagery portal. It will provide the geospatial data needed for important tasks such as natural resources planning, emergency response, and maintenance of Oregon’s transportation infrastructure. The portal also will enable coordination among state, Federal and local government agencies and will make imagery available to the public in a user-friendly way.”

Chris Ribbel, President of ER Mapper Americas commented, “Our solutions are ideal for rapid serving of large amounts of imagery. With several terabytes of new NAIP aerial photography, the State of Oregon faced challenges in how they manage, store, and distribute this data. Our solutions offer unparalleled performance for the users, with minimal hardware requirements.” For more information visit www.ermapper.com.