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By Pilar Owens
TALON 

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF AZTEC

 

October 19, 2018

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT THE TOP OF A HILL. PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL USES AIRPLANES WITH AN ATTACHED CAMERA TO TAKE PHOTOS MORE DETAILED THAN THIS, AND MORE LIKE IMAGES ON GOOGLE EARTH.

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF AZTEC

Photo and story by Pilar Owens, TALON

Pictometry International operates under Eagleview, a corporate brand based in New York. EagleView spokeswoman Melissa Mazurek explained to TALON in an email exchange what Pictometry International does: they fly an airplane with their special camera and take pictures capturing a top-down (orthogonal) view, and a four-sided (oblique) view of an area. San Juan County pays Pictometry International to take such pictures for them. Local cities are welcome to get pictures--if they help pay. Aztec would pay the county about $22,000 to get aerial pictures, mostly of Aztec, to use for various projects. Commissioners will vote on whether or not Aztec will do this at the October 23 City Commission Meeting.

 

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