New York, USA, 7 August 2006: Pictometry International Corp., a provider of digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software systems, and Intergraph Corporation announced a marketing alliance on August 7. The two firms will provide integration solutions to their mutual customers whereby Pictometry’s aerial imaging and measuring technology can be accessed via Intergraph’s emergency incident management solution.
Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), also known as 9-1-1 call centers, are tasked with ensuring fast and accurate responses to calls for service. Intergraph’s emergency incident management solution serves as the core of the decision support process for 9-1-1 centers, seamlessly utilizing an interactive, real-time map display of caller locations, dispatching, records and information management, remote access, and mobile data.
Pictometry’s software enables users to easily access up to 12 different oblique (at an angle, 3D-like) views of any property, building, highway, or other feature. The software also helps users obtain measurements such as distance, height, elevation, and area directly from the oblique imagery.
The combined solution gives 9-1-1 dispatchers a better understanding of situations in progress as well as enabling them to provide additional data to first responders en route. Intergraph and Pictometry have recently integrated their products into the 9-1-1 communication center serving Howard County, Maryland.
Alice Dilbeck, Vice President and General Manager, Intergraph Public Safety said, “By uniting Intergraph’s emergency incident management solution with Pictometry’s imaging and measuring software, emergency responders will be better equipped to respond to and prevent critical incidents.”