Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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82 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 3 2 t e c h n o l o g y Watching Grass Grow Just Got More Exciting Among the newest tech tools is high-resolution aerial imagery, commonly known as aerial maps. This new approach extends beyond satellite images, providing landscape architects with instant access to clear, current views from all angles of properties – directly from their desktop or tablet. By tapping into those aerial captures, architects can reduce travel time and costly site visits, quickly estimate projects more accurately, observe historical data including leaf-off imagery and measure more precisely in mere seconds. Cut Down Costly Site Visits Traveling to and from potential construction sites to walk the property, take measurements and note obstacles can become pricey. It may be more cost-effective to assess current conditions using aerial maps online. With high-resolution imagery, boasting the clarity of three pixels per inch, landscape architects are now able to effectively and accurately view the entire piece of property from the convenience of their computer. Users can pinpoint by Tony Agresta, Nearmap

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