Continuing our theme of helping you back to work safely, this article shines a light on a tool designed to help you reduce the need for site visits and work more effectively remotely via the Geosense Oblique Online portal VezaVue.
The current requirement for social distancing and home working where possible, caused by the deadly COVID19 virus, requires many industries to look at new ways in which they can do their work more safely. Some wonder if there will ever be a return to normal working practices and many businesses are struggling with how to support returning to work safely without compromising their staff and customers health.
The pandemic has certainly accelerated the push to find new or existing digital technology to support remote working. To support this, Geosense has developed an online digital solution which can enable safe remote operations for key workers used to conducting physical site visits and inspections.
Geosense VezaVue Oblique Online allows users to visualize their project area or project site from multiple directions in high definition using oblique photography. This provides a distinct advantage over normal vertical or orthophotography views, as it is captured at a 45-degree angle, giving the users a range of perspectives on a site from different angles.
Figure1: A property in Cape Town, viewed in VezaVue Oblique Online from the four cardinal directions. (North/East/South/West)
With VezaVue Oblique Online, you have the ability to view a site from different directions and angles, and make accurate measurements of height, length, area and width. What’s more, you can do all of this without setting a foot on the ground!
Figure2: Quick, accurate new property build assessments can be made using Oblique Online, using the measurement tools.
“The Geosense Oblique solution provides access to hundreds of thousands of images covering nearly all the major urban areas in South Africa, and all in high definition. Our online solution means that you can access your site virtually through our vast image database. For example, a building assessor can move from one building to the next, from one viewpoint to another, all at the click of a button. Insurers and property valuators can all benefit from utilizing this solution, and indeed that is exactly what the City of Cape Town does. The City rarely sends out field assessors to measure a property for comparison against a building plan these days. Instead instant online access to our high-resolution oblique imagery at their desk and a few simple measurements is all it takes. Furthermore, the solution allows for users to embed these images, views and measurements into their own reporting structure, such as building reports, valuation reports, insurance risk assessment report etc.”Matt Murphy, Managing Director
Figure 3: Assess your assets, from the safety and comfort of your desktop (or laptop, tablet or phone).
In addition to our vast archive of existing oblique imagery, as an aerial survey service provider, Geosense can also capture oblique imagery on demand. For example, post event oblique imagery can be captured and delivered within a few days of a fire or storm or natural disaster, greatly assisting risk evaluations and analysis of damage.
Figure 4: Post event Oblique imagery to assess the damage caused by devasting bushfires provide safe analysis of damage and change with large areas assessed quickly and accurately.
“In the current climate, with a strong driver to work remotely and engage social distancing, Oblique Online provides the perfect solution to ensure your staff remain safe and don’t have to undertake risky site surveys unnecessarily. Our libraries are stored in the cloud and are offered through a variety of affordable subscription models customisable to suit your requirements.”Richard Shacklock, African Sales Manager