A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected. – Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Orthomosaic maps are highly detailed and up-to-date map that are in true scale. They are created through the grouping of overlapping images, within a defined area, which are processed to create a new, larger ensemble map or “orthomosaic” representation.
Google uses this type of othomosaic in their Google Maps, but the images tend to be at least a couple of years old and lack the resolution for doing real work. By using unmanned aerial systems (drones), we can use current imagery to make realtime maps and get a new perspective on things with accurate, high resolution imagery you control. This adds tremendous value to residential, commercial, and industrial property management.
Here is an example of a othomosaic map of the Calvary Chapel of Delaware County.
Using the same baseline imagery, analytical processes can create 3D models with high fidelity details.