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CITY RECEIVES FIRST HIGH-RESOLUTION AERIAL PHOTOS
Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today (Friday, July 28, 2006) that the City and
The new imagery is part of the news U.S. Geological Survey’s “Imagery for the Nation” and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s “Urban Area Imagery” programs. Through the NGA,
“This imagery provides our police, fire and emergency services providers with vital information,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “Other City services, including transportation, permitting, land-use planning, facility maintenance and tax assessments, will benefit from this, too.”
The mayor added, “This project puts
Schmidt said, “This is the first time we have ever received islandwide coverage of such imagery. For over 15 years we have been working to obtain high-resolution true color imagery for our mapping programs.”
The high-resolution images the City received this year were photographed from an airplane between August 2004 and March 2005. They are far more accurate than previous images available to the City. In addition to the City having them, those images are available to the public on the USGS website http://hawaii.wr.usgs.gov/oahu/earthdata.html
Work on the next sets of images is scheduled to begin this fall, under a $357,000 contract awarded by the U.S. Geological Survey to Aerometric, Inc.
The City is slated to receive updated images every three years after that.
Ken Schmidt, GIS administrator, 527-6012
Mark Matsunaga, 527-6928
|Friday, July 28, 2006|