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Pictometry Announces Orders for Over 1.2 Million Parcels of ChangeFindr™


Company: Pictometry International Corp.

Location: Rochester, NY, United States of America

Cost-effective Solutions Help Counties Achieve More ROI and Increase Efficiencies in Real Property and Land Use Inspection

ROCHESTER, NY – March 2, 2007 – Pictometry International Corp., the worldwide leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software announced today that its expansive technology is providing unique solutions that encompass many aspects of potential change values that counties need to monitor for both properties and land usage. Pictometry has received new orders for its ChangeFindr software solution that will encompass over 1.2 million land parcels at customer installations across the country. Orders for the new ChangeFindr parcels will be fulfilled in the spring of 2007. Pictometry will be demonstrating its ChangeFindr offering with Hitachi Software at the eleventh annual Integrating GIS and CAMA Conference from March 4 – 7, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. Pictometry and Hitachi Software will be in booth numbers 306 and 308. As an authorized ESRI Business Partner, Pictometry will also be demonstrating its Extension for ArcGIS at the event.

ChangeFindr is the combination of the Pictometry Change Analysis™ software module contained in Pictometry’s Electronic Field Study Software™ (EFS) and Hitachi Software’s HouseDiff® service. The combined technology enables GIS professionals, real property tax agencies, planning departments, and public safety users to more easily compare changes in land and property features between existing county aerial photos and new imagery of the same area. Aerial data can be from existing ortho imagery. The HouseDiff® process automatically detects and identifies (highlights) changes in an area such as additions to existing structures, demolitions, land use changes, and new construction. Pictometry Change Analysis then simultaneously displays the old and the corresponding new image with the changes determined by HouseDiff, highlighted in each image.

Pictometry’s Change Analysis also allows sequential viewing and use of oblique data to better verify and analyze all detected changes. This comparative analysis can include new and old ortho images, new and old oblique images, and new and old near-infrared images, whether from existing image libraries or from new image libraries captured by Pictometry. For agencies responsible for public works, engineering, assessing, and planning for their communities, this powerful solution more effectively enables them to evaluate building and property updates, as well as land usage over time to ensure proper growth and use of the area’s natural resources and supporting infrastructure.

Pictometry’s patented aerial imaging technology captures and catalogues image libraries of entire counties and states. The company’s easy-to-use software (EFS) allows users to access up to 20 oblique (3D-like) aerial photos of every square foot in an area, including every building, highway, or other feature. The industry-leading software also enables users to instantly obtain measurements such as distance, height, building facades, and area directly from the Intelligent Images® as well as overlay GIS data and create fully textured, Pictometry Real3D™ models. Pictometry is Hitachi Software’s Master North American distributor for the HouseDiff® service offering.

“We are very pleased with how the requests for our combined technology are progressing,” said Hitachi Software Global Sales Manager Miki Matsuda. “Additional hardware is not required, enabling an easy data file update to access the HouseDiff information into Pictometry. We anticipate even more success with this exciting product offering in the near future.”

About Pictometry
Pictometry International is a rapidly growing software company that provides visual information systems. The company’s patented imaging process captures georeferenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle for a 3D-like view) and ortho (straight down) Intelligent Images® of counties and states. Combined with the company’s interactive software solution, users can see everywhere, measure anything, and plan everything. The company has a growing customer base exceeding 400 counties, the State of Connecticut, the State of Massachusetts, the State of Rhode Island, federal government organizations, as well as private business users. Major metropolitan areas using Pictometry® include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Applications include 9-1-1, appraisers, assessors, emergency management agencies, engineering, financial institutions, fire departments, GIS, golf communities, homeland security, insurance, law enforcement, planning officials, real estate, transportation, and utilities. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images.

The company is hosting its second annual User Conference, Pictometry FutureView 2007, from October 28 – 31, 2007 in Orlando, FL.

About Hitachi Software Engineering
Hitachi Software is a software products and solutions company established in 1970, covering wide spectrum of technologies including GIS, Multimedia Technology, Bio Informatics Products and High Level Security Software. Hitachi Software is aggressively promoting the development of flagship solutions, incorporating innovative digital technologies for penetration into the global market.


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