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Satellite imagery and aerial photography offer real estate professionals
additional sources of information about property that can improve their
business processes. Current property satellite images can reveal local
landscape and neighborhood dynamics not depicted on conventional
maps, MLS property listings, or even during on-site visits to properties.
Historical Residential satellite images are also effective in providing
insights into what was there before, which is of particular interest
related to commercial real estate transactions and identification of
potential liability concerns.
Detailed, up-to-date real estate satellite images are of considerable
value to real estate professionals, land developers, and planners.
Providers of residential satellite images allow the online users to create
and order their own custom image prints in a matter of minutes,
complete with interactive, user-defined graphics, text labels, notes,
logos, digital photos, and more. It also includes basic GIS tools such as
navigation/search, measure distance, measure area, and buffer. The
user can then save the custom maps for future editing, and/or place
an order for large format prints or high resolution download of the
digital files within minutes. Previously, such custom map orders
required specialized desktop GIS software and training, as well as
This exciting combination of online maps, satellite aerial imagery and
real estate, have spawned some fascinating and useful search sites,
allowing you to visit virtual properties all around the world. Moreover,
with the release of Google Maps and Google Earth, there are now
numerous "mashups" that combine real estate listings with property
satellite imagesaerial and satellite imagery. Examples include
HousingMaps in the U.S. and OnOneMap in the U.K.
Google licenses most of it's imagery from several sources, including
the USGS, which can be downloaded for free, and DigitalGlobe. Many
other companies, and even individuals, are working with the real estate
industry to power sites that merge real estate listings, aerial imagery,
and maps. Let's mention some of these Real estate satellite image
HomePages is a free service that combines aerial imagery and local
data with real estate listings. It's a very impressive service.
MSN is also involved in the real estate industry. A Virtual Earth Blog
post points out that they're working with LoopNet, a provider of
commercial real estate data. Screen caps are available and it's likely
that they'll be adding the birds eye imagery that's now part of Windows
Live Local. Microsoft licenses this imagery from Pictometry.
GlobeXplorer provides a variety of satellite and aerial imagery
services to both consumers and real estate professionals. In fact
GlobeXplorer, a subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corporation,
is the leading online provider of satellite and aerial imagery for the real
estate information services industry. GlobeXplorer uses MapImager to
make it fast and easy for their ImageConnect customers to conduct
interactive comparisons of multiple dates of satellite imagery, aerial
photos, and maps in the popular ESRI desktop mapping/GIS environment.
One service the company released in the past few months is called
Property Analyst, aimed at real estate professionals.
Funda.nl is a database that lists 75 percent of the Dutch property for
sale and gets 2.6 million visitors every month. It will soon provide 15
million photographs growing it to 21 million images by year-end. Every
inch of Netherlands viewable online. Full-circle pictures taken at 20 meter
intervals (about 65 feet) in metropolitan areas and every 50 meters
(about 165 feet) in rural areas will show the entire country at street level,
with satellite images supplied by Google Earth offering a bird's-eye view.
Another worthwhile service comes from Skyline Software. Free demos
allow you to virtually "fly over" and then zoom-in on a bunch of cities
including Chicago, San Diego, London and Sydney. If you feel like
wandering the streets of Paris and other cities in France and Spain, take
a look at the street level imagery from Pages Jaunes.
It's great to see an aerial or satellite image but in some cases you also
want to know about the precise location you're viewing. TerraFly from
Florida International University does a great job of combining imagery
with local data such as census information, crime stats, stores and so
on. And finally, although Yahoo doesn't offer any aerial imagery, property
rental listings from Yahoo Real Estate provides maps with listings placed
directly on them.