posted on May, 26 2004 @ 10:53 AM
What do you get when you cross a
global positioning system (GPS) with a digital camera? You get InsViewPlus, a digital property information system from Imageos, Inc. Imageos has plans
to capture street level images in the largest 25 cities in the U.S., and offer an integrated system that can give police, firefighters, and insurance
companies overhead and street level views of a street address, or longitude and latitude.
An odd-looking van sprouts 13 digital cameras that its builder wants to use to photograph 50 million buildings in the country while driving, taking
pictures every 15 feet.
The van's drive-by snaps would be matched against GPS satellite positioning data and aerial photographs in a database. Police, insurance agents and
others then could call up overhead and street-level views simply by entering an address.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
According to Imageos' Paul Jurasin, the database of images could be used by
officials, responding to a emergency request, or insurance companies who want to make sure you have a fence around your pool. Or maybe your friend in
another state wants to know if your pool is bigger than his, and if you landscaped your front yard properly"It gives them more information than
they would get by driving up to a house, before they get there,''
Currently only Orlando, Florida has been mapped, and the company is waiting on further funding to implement it's goals. If this system were to take
off there is sure to be a long line of customers waiting to use it's technology. Now if homeowners could only submit inside pictures of their houses,
we could do away with realtors all together.
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