MVPC is excited to announce that we have secured full participation from all our communities for the upcoming 2020 Pictometry flight! MVPC has been working with Eagleview, formerly known as Pictometry, since 2001 to procure high resolution, oblique-angle aerial photographs of the region. The flight planned for 2020 will capture four directional, four-inch pixel resolution photos that are seamed together to create a dynamic, real-world representation of the Merrimack Valley. We have come a long way from the original 2001 two directional images!
Having current aerial photography is more imperative than ever as communities face complex environmental, transportation and economic challenges that directly benefit from analyzing real world imagery. The Pictometry system and photographs help communities plan and enforce regulations as well as prepare for emergency response and manage assets critical to municipal operation. MVPC’s own GIS and Transportation departments use Pictometry daily to create basemaps for mobile apps, to develop data and to conduct engineering analyses for dozens of projects throughout the region.
This is the first time every community in the MVPC region is participating in the Pictometry project since 2007! In addition to this exciting news, we have our neighbors to the north, Plaistow, NH and Seabrook, NH who have also joined in the 2020 flight. Thank you to all participating communities for allocating resources to create a comprehensive set of images which help overcome obstacles faced by municipal planning every day.