Subscription Service Offers Government High-Res Aerial Pics

Government Technology: At a time when short-range drones and satellite birds-eye views are commonplace, one Colorado-based company, Vexcel Imaging, is putting its proprietary cameras on airplanes to capture ultra-high-resolution data of the United States for sale by subscription to state and local governments.

In an announcement this week, Vexcel described its new cloud-based offering as geospatial information-as-a-service, with the potential to save governments time and money on up-to-date visual data without needing to manage their own storage and hardware.

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