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Post-Katrina aerial images provided within days

ImageAmerica, a provider of digital orthoimagery, has provided rapid access to updated imagery of the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. Using the digital camera system, along with the ER Mapper’s ECW compression, ImageAmerica was able to deliver imagery to
government emergency services teams for their coordinated relief efforts. Images were acquired with ImageAmerica’s high-resolution DDP-2 digital camera system. 700 square miles of high-quality six-inch digital aerial imagery of New Orleans and the surrounding area were captured and fully orthorectified and mosaicked in a 24 hour period. The data was delivered to the emergency operation center in Baton Rouge. The imagery was also made available through an ER Mapper Image Web Server and ESRI ArcIMS based
website developed by PlanSight of Rumely, Michigan accessible at
. The imagery is also available through Google
Earth. An additional 800 square miles of six-inch imagery of the entire
Mississippi Gulf Coast and Slidell, Louisiana were collected, processed and
delivered to emergency responders and recovery planners. ER Mapper offers integrated imagery solutions for enterprise geospatial applications.