My prior posting discussed imagery (either satellite or LIDAR) as a standalone solution in the AEC world. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper into the integration of imagery into some of today’s most powerful AEC software tools. Once you’ve gone through the time and expense of identifying an area of interest (AOI), procuring the imagery and reviewing it for accuracy – why not integrate it into your design software? The screen shots below provide a nice comparison of a screenshot with and without imagery. Granted, you’ll want to be able to turn the imagery on/off based on the task you’re performing – but the benefits of seeing the terrain, buildings, roads and surrounding areas are clear.