Roof system measurements by aerial measurement providers offer
roofing professionals an appealing alternative to climbing ladders,
as well as convenient, online ordering and guaranteed accuracy.
Sounds great, right? If the accuracy offered can be trusted, why
wouldn't you rely on aerial measurements to avoid climbing a ladder
and the hassles and costs of site visits? You could significantly
grow your business with such a tool, but not all roof system
measurement offerings are created equal.
Aerial measurement of structures and land features became
possible in 1994 when a unique technology for image capture was
patented. This technology, called Pictometry,® created a novel
process for collecting high-resolution aerial oblique imagery.
Oblique imagery is captured at an angle to show the fronts and
sides of structures as opposed to traditional orthogonal imagery
that captures limited,...
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