How Eagle Aerial got it's wings.
A camera, that’s it! Aircraft and photo post production was all outsourced. Within a year, a helicopter and custom color photo dark room were added.
All imagery was still film-based but, scanned and converted into digital files for electronic delivery or printed on a digital printer. Although digital aerial cameras were available in the early 2000’s, they did not make economic (or quality) sense for most applications until 2009. Prior to 2009, the large 9″x 9″ format film camera digitally scanned film had higher quality than digital aerial cameras.
Eagle Aerial Solutions was the first aerial imaging company in the country to introduce high resolution “off-the-shelf” wide area coverage digital aerial imagery . For the first time, this provided customers with immediate, unlimited access to extremely accurate, high resolution imagery.
Eagle Aerial Solutions’ new “Precision 3” off-the-shelf ortho imagery product surpassed the competition as the first annually updated, full Orange County coverage 3 inch pixel resolution imagery with engineering grade horizontal accuracy, available at a fraction of the cost of comparable custom-flown imagery.
Eagle Aerial continues as California’s leading provider of current off-the-shelf aerial imagery and begins to release current imagery in major markets outside the state, including Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Chicago, Austin, and the District of Columbia.
Eagle expands its offerings by making available nationwide off-the-shelf imagery at 6 inch and one foot pixel resolution.
Eagle Aerial Solutions received the 10th Annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award (Grand Award for Project of the Year) for its web-based imagery streaming service “Earth on Demand”. “Earth on Demand” delivers imagery and other geospatial data (raster and vector) in near-real-time to web clients and desktop geospatial applications.
Eagle and its partners are currently using remote sensing technology to assist the State of California (DWR) in its statewide water conservation efforts. We are using NIR (Near Infra-Red) imagery and proprietary technology implemented by our PhD level analysts to efficiently provide detailed data to support equitable and cost-effective conservation approaches.