Let’s face it: collecting and managing high resolution geospatial imagery is expensive and difficult. There are good reasons why only the largest, most monolithic organizations collect their own imagery. Smaller organizations have many of the same requirements as larger entities, but they often lack the budget necessary to implement solutions. Lower cost drone-acquired data is starting to lift the burden somewhat, but logistical and regulatory issues impede progress. The bulk of the world’s remote sensing data is still acquired via specially equipped aircraft or imaging satellites; technologies that cost millions of dollars a year to operate and maintain. Managing and delivering the data adds still another layer of costs and complexities that are simply beyond the capabilities of small groups, yet in today’s rapidly evolving world, it is more crucial than ever that decision-makers in organizations of all sizes have access to current and accurate information.
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