Construction Progress imagery has been a standard product of aerial and technical imagers for decades. The proliferation of affordable (and very talented) digital cameras, drones1, and sophisticated software capable of producing everything from time lapse video to 3D models have expanded the practice of photographic documentation-but not without considerable liabilities.
These 105 images are from our 2016 Treasure Valley work; statewide we produced some 8,000 construction images in 2016.
The purpose of this map isn’t to identify the projects; simply navigate to an area of interest and click on a marker. When the number of markers would clutter the map at a particular zoom level they are locally amalgamated to a single icon with the number of included markers indicated. Clicking on such an icon will automatically “unpack” the constituent markers and zoom the map to frame them appropriately.
You can reference images in the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the map window if you need to refer to a subject aside from its map location.
We’ve produced dozens of such maps over the years; some as standalone Adobe® AIR® (Adobe Integrated Runtime) applications and some for websites. You can see website examples throughout the posts on this website. The standalone applications are very sophisticated, using factory floorplans, search functionality including Regular Expressions (complex String programming capabilities), automatic polling of client devices (e.g. mobile devices) for optimized service, alarming/reporting, and robust security. We’ve produced an interactive map of one of 20 “Superdairies” in the world for the delivery of thermographic imagery of production and equipment monitoring.
Some of the more interesting images in this collection:
The efficiencies (especially speed) of an airplane allow us to price services very reasonably.
Forensic usability of the imagery is paramount; during a recent construction defect trial Opposing (Defense) Counsel submitted dozens of beautifully produced images of a subject. Idaho Airships, Inc. spent only 5 hours producing an Affidavit on the admissibility of those artifacts, and the next morning Opposing Counsel withdrew every last image. The importance of experience and image virtue (technical expertise) in construction progress imaging is difficult to overstate, but not often not considered until it is too late.
CEO, Idaho Airships, Inc. Certified Master Aerial Photographer. Adobe Certified Expert: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash, Web Specialist, Video Specialist. Certified Level III Thermographer. Trained LiDAR Operator.
CEO, Idaho Airships. Inc. Certified Master Aerial Photographer. Adobe Certified Expert: Photoshop, Flash Professional, Premiere Pro. Adobe Certified Expert Video Specialist and Web Specialist. Certified Level III Thermographer. Trained LiDAR Operator.