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Scott County will get updated aerial photography

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 ~ Updated 3:57 PM

By Scott Welton

scottw@standard-democrat.com

BENTON -- Low-flying planes and high resolution cameras will provide an even better map for Scott County's geographic information system.

During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved spending $63,760.50 on Pictometry, an advanced form of aerial photography that provides images that include oblique views of buildings in addition to the usual view from directly above.

"Pictometry offers a closer view of the home and gets all four sides," according to Teresa Houchin, county assessor. "It's a more distinctive image of the property."

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