Our extensive digital image library is a valuable resource to those requiring current detailed aerial photography. Covering nearly 300 US cities at high resolutions of 15cm or 30cm, the library supports applications in government, real estate, regional planning, transportation, utilities, and emergency preparedness.
The image library is well suited for use by photogrammetrists. We obtain all of our digital imagery using an UltraCamX or UltraCamD large format digital mapping camera. The imagery is flown with stereo overlap in both the forward and side directions. Additionally, airborne GPS and IMU data is collected for all flights. This means that the imagery is a cost effective off-the-shelf solution for photogrammetric map compilation and ortho-photo production.
To support image processing applications, we collect all four bands (RGB and IR) on all of our UltraCam flights. The availability of the IR band, coupled with a rich bit depth of 16 bits per channel, makes the image library a powerful resource for impervious surface analysis, land use/land cover classification, and environmental investigation, and change detection.
In addition to current digital imagery, our library also includes decades of film-based aerial photography. Dating in some areas to the 1960’s, the film archive contains an invaluable historical record of land use changes and development patterns for numerous cities and counties. The historical archive is of particular value for environmental research, as many locations in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic US have been photographed repeatedly since the 1970’s.
We can produce many types of image products from the library, including individual image files, seamless digital mosaics, ortho-photos, city-wide mosaics and spectacular photo enlargements.
The KASView Portal
The KAS View web portal gives our customers easy online tools for selecting images from our library. Built on the powerful Microsoft Virtual Earth interface, KASView enable you to search for imagery by state, city, date, and imagery type. Or, users can locate an address or latitude longitude coordinate with the Place Finder tool. Having navigated to their area of interest, users can select specific exposure centers and view the coverage area for each exposure.
For those familiar with GIS, KASView also allows uploading of shapefiles to help identify applicable projects and automatically select the imagery that covers their area of interest. KASView displays attribute data for the selected flight and exposures, including date, resolution, total image count, and the availability of IMU and airborne GPS data, information of particular value to photogrammetrists.
KASView provides access to our current digital imagery, our historic film archive, and to our airborne magnetometer survey data.
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