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Orthomosaic Mapping: What Is It?

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

An orthophoto, orthophotograph or orthoimage is an aerial photograph or satellite imagery geometrically corrected ("orthorectified") such that the scale is uniform: the photo or image follows a given map projection. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an orthophoto can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth's surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.

Simply put, an orthomosaic map is a photograph made up of many photographs which are stitched together. The image is orthorectified so it makes it accurate.

Uses of Orthomosic Mapping

Mapping is being used in many different applications. From large pieces of real estate (to large to show a potential buyer), law enforcement mapping an area for emergency response as well as construction sites for starters.

The real estate aspect for these maps are extremely handy if the property is too large to walk or maybe too wooded to easily show a potential buyer. In one image, which is high resolution, you can exposé the property with the ability to zoom in with amazing detail.

Emergency response teams may want a map of an area for much better understanding of the layout for a location in case a serious situation unfolds.

Construction sites utilize these maps to enable Project Managers to see the entire site and assess safety and security concerns allowing them to correct a situation. Or, to show investors where the project is along in the timeline.

These are just a few examples for orthomosaic mapping uses. There are many other industries currently utilizing them to give that "birds eye" view of large remote areas. If you are a real estate agent/broker, consider these options on your larger properties from tens of acres up to thousands.

AP3 can handle any size property or location.

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