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December 23, 2015
Sanborn Expands Extensive Oblique Imagery Collection

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 23, 2015 —  Just as The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) pioneered mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping at the turn of the century, the firm now is at the leading edge of collecting and processing high-resolution oblique aerial imagery. In 2015, Sanborn added 2.8 million new images to its Oblique Imagery Solutions line of products, including fresh coverage of 107 new cities. Sanborn now has the one of the nation's fastest growing collections of oblique imagery products, with the acquisition of 12 million new high-resolution oblique images covering more than 200 U.S. cities during the last two years.

Sanborn offers its Oblique Imagery Solutions as a licensed product available within the firm's cloud service, which allows customers to cost-effectively store and securely access their data around the clock. Customers also can purchase and host the data on their own servers if desired. Additionally, Sanborn's uniquely liberal data licensing policy offers a terrific value proposition for its customers.

"We're still in the early innings of the broad-based adoption of oblique imagery as a cost-effective way to view and analyze urban areas for a host of applications," says Jason Caldwell, Sanborn VP of business development and sales. "As our customers continue to recognize how oblique imagery can streamline their workflows by greatly enhancing the visualization and analysis of all types of infrastructure, Sanborn will have the nation's most current and accurate oblique data ready for them."

When customers purchase Sanborn's Oblique Imagery Solutions products, they also receive Oblique Analyst, the firm's proprietary web-based oblique imagery viewer featuring a suite of tools that enables easy analysis of oblique imagery. Oblique Analyst presents all five views of a building or structure—nadir and four 45° oblique angles—and provides the ability to select any view as the primary one. A built-in compass feature lets users know the current view as they pan and zoom around a project area to analyze and extract critical information from the image.

About Sanborn Oblique Imagery Technology Sanborn's Oblique Imagery Solutions products comprise aerial imagery that gives users multiple views of any location. Upholding its reputation for product innovation and technology leadership, the firm captures the imagery with five separate state-of-the-art cameras at once, resulting in the highest-quality oblique data available in today's marketplace. The imagery is georeferenced and delivered to users in a format that makes it easy to view, analyze and use effectively.

About The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. Sanborn (www.sanborn.com) is a preeminent leader in the exploding geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art mapping, visualization and 3-D solutions to customers worldwide. The firm currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft located strategically across the United States. Embracing cutting-edge technology, Sanborn specializes in oblique aerial imagery, aerial and mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3-D modeling and visualization software and services, indoor mapping with its proprietary SPIN robot, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) sales, services and image processing, and a host of geospatial software development.

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