Emapsite has added ground-based aerial photography to its spatial data portfolio for housing providers using high-resolution imagery from Upshot. The Upshot images can be linked to existing mapped properties in Emapsite to support decisions on repairs and maintenance, insurance risk and contractor management.
James Pickance, managing director, Upshot, said, “Our images enable properties to be inspected in great detail without lengthy health and safety procedures and scaffolding. You can easily identify factors such as water or fire damage, cracked chimneys, settlement and vandalism.”
Upshot photography is taken from vehicles fitted with mast-top cameras to a maximum height of 26 metres. The images can help asset managers view difficult-to-reach areas of their properties such as roofs, high walls, slopes and other elevated areas. They also provide a fast and cost-effective means of generating work specifications for contractors without the need for multiple site visits in advance.
James Cutler, managing director, Emapsite, added, “By hosting, processing and contextualising photography and other location content through Emapsite, we can help customers embed location intelligence within their business information. This means they can make better informed and commercially sound decisions on property-related costs and investment.”