Reston, USA, October 18, 2007: TerraPixel Corporation launched a new Web-based means to order small-scale high-resolution ortho imagery for 20-300 acre sites in the United States. The interactive online ordering system is built on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform and will be presented at GeoInt 2007.
ImagePatch provides the means to define an area of interest via an interactive Web site and choose the quality of the ortho imagery in 3, 6 or 12 inch/pixel resolution. Users then specify the format that they would like delivered. TerraPixel flies and collects the imagery throughout the Northeast and has built a network of professional aerial providers to collect imagery in the rest of the country. This tool gives users a convenient and easy means to acquire custom imagery without relying on outdated imagery archives or spending the time to contract and negotiate pricing with local aerial firms.
ImagePatch is targeted at CAD/GIS professionals that need to update specific project areas, real estate professionals and land developers that need to manage their portfolios, and local governments that want to save money by updating newly developed areas rather than flying the entire area every year. The imagery imports seamlessly as an image base layer for drawings or for upload on Web-based mapping sites, such as Image Connect, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Google Earth, Leica Titan and Skyline Globe. Patches can be published into the core image database of Google Earth and Virtual Earth for public viewing at the customer’s request.