(Image source: drone sample from Skyline Software’s TerraExplorer. )
Geomni, a Verisk (Jersey City, N.J.) business, and Skyline Software Systems, Inc. (Herndon, Va.), have formed a strategic alliance to create a web-based, high-resolution 3D geospatial mapping solution for the United States. Called Skyline Atlas, the companies plan for the solution to be available early this spring. The Internet-enabled service will be made commercially available to customers of both Geomni and Skyline, according to the companies.
Skyline Atlas aims to provide customers with cost effective, geo-referenced 2D and 3D maps by leveraging Geomni’s aerial survey capabilities and vast library of high-resolution imagery, according to a joint vendor announcement. The new solution’s process includes Skyline’s complete 3D authoring, streaming, and web-based visualization toolkits. Starting with an initial five U.S. cities (including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston), Skyline and Geomni plan to add one to two additional cities each month to Skyline Atlas. The service provides customers with what the announcement characterizes as many different flexible pricing options depending on their needs.
“Geomni is the perfect content ally to deliver this new service, which provides extremely cost-effective 2D and 3D geospatial maps for a wide number of applications,” comments Robert Peters, President and CEO, Skyline. “Geomni has extensive aerial survey and mapping resources.”
“What differentiates our solutions are Geomni’s deep commitment to constantly source fresh high-resolution imagery and LiDAR on an unprecedented scale, our investment in superior technology, our technical capabilities, and the proprietary data available within the Verisk enterprise,” comments Jeffrey C. Taylor, President, Geomni.