Augusta currently has oblique photography taken from an aircraft, but not street-level imagery that is much closer to our existing infrastructure. Augusta has thousands of miles of roads, miles of water and sewer infrastructure, and thousands of street signs. Street level photography can be used to gather this information. For instance, the photography and point-cloud can be used to locate street signs, determine what the sign represents, measure distance from the ground, and perform a basic assessment of condition. The same principle can be applied to pavement, striping on roads, storm drains, etc. The technology can also be used to augment the photography collected by the Board of Assessors for valuation purposes, as well.
Stakeholders and Partners
Augusta IT worked with Augusta Public Transit, Engineering, Environmental Services, and Utilities in order to release an RFP in 2014. Of the respondents, Cartegraph, Inc. was chosen as the firm best capable of providing the imagery and 3D point cloud using their Earthmine software. The private-sector partners that Augusta has contracted with for this project are found on the Project Partners page.
Project Cost, Delivery, and Status
To see more about the project, including the overall cost, the delivery schedule, and the status, please look at our page dedicated to monitoring this important project: Project Cost, Delivery, and Status