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Leading Local Governments in Australia Embrace Pictometry

July 14, 2009
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Rockdale Council celebrating the installation of Pictometry on World GIS Day

The new benchmark in aerial imagery, Pictometry, has been implemented by a number of leading Councils in Australia. Recent adopters of this technology include: Kogarah, Randwick, Glen Eira, Marrickville, Rockdale and Hurstville. The Cities of Sydney, Greater Geelong and Melbourne embraced this technology available from AAMHatch some time ago.

The multiple image perspectives and analysis toolkit available from Pictometry has significantly increased the power and depth of desktop studies in Local Government. The real 3D building models from Pictometry make their consultations truly immersive. Specific examples include:

(a) Strategic planners viewing locations from all angles complemented with measurement, analysis and overlaying of GIS data.
(b) Staff using the image subset and analysis tools (eg area measurement) for reports relating to development applications and urban management.
(c) Engineers analysing elevation and slope changes in the context of proposed works programs.

For more information about this new tool which reduces costs associated with field work contact data@aamhatch or visit

About AAMHatch
AAMHatch is at the forefront of the spatial information technology revolution. AAMHatch’s dynamic team pioneers the commercialisation of exciting innovations such as:

􀂃 Pictometry - Visualise & Analyse
􀂃 High Resolution Satellite Imagery (submetre)
􀂃 Large format, aerial digital imaging
􀂃 Airborne LiDAR
􀂃 Terrestrial Laser Scanning
􀂃 360 degree video (fully spherical video).

Operating from an extensive office network throughout Australia, South East Asia and South Africa; AAMHatch specialises in providing business mapping, GIS and Location Based Services. AAMHatch’s proven technology leadership includes a range of advanced systems for the collection, analysis and presentation of geospatial information. Using these tools AAMHatch has built an extensive library of ‘off the shelf” digital photography, satellite imagery and high resolution digital terrain models.

The AAMHatch Group is a multi disciplinary team of more than 200 geospatial professionals. AAMHatch has an award-winning culture of project management excellence that actively contributes to client success.

For more information, visit

About Pictometry
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 50 million digital aerial images in over 600 counties in the United States covering over 70 percent of the United States population. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry captures geo-referenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle, producing a 3-D like view) and orthogonal (straight down) Intelligent Images, within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications, offering non-traditional software solutions to aerial imaging needs. Pictometry’s imagery and software enables users to “See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything” using a patented digital information system. Pictometry has its headquarters in Rochester, NY and an office in Europe. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images.

For more information, visit

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