This article was originally published by Applied Geographics Inc. (AppGeo), a company acquired by The Sanborn Map Company Inc in September 2022.

The State of Utah has been using the Giza system to access Google orthophoto imagery since 2015. Utah uses Giza as a data portal, to display much more than just imagery. Utah’s AGRC (Automated Geographic Reference Center) leverages Giza Image Tile Serving Appliance to serve out a variety of basemaps, such as Terrain, Hillshade, NRG, and USGS Topology Maps.

Utah recently shifted from Google Imagery products to the Hexagon Imagery Content Program, a licensed subscription service,  to obtain high quality and low cost imagery statewide at a resolution of 15cm or 6 inch. Utah’s imagery program thrives with the combination of low cost imagery, generous terms of usage, and the Giza streaming platform.

To learn more about Hexagon Imagery offerings, click here.

To learn more about the Giza streaming appliance, click here.

Or visit our webinar library for several in depth reviews of the Hexagon Content program offerings, including interviews with two state GIOs who are pioneering imagery as a service, and an interview with Hexagon’s Katie Fitzsimmons about their brand new Content+ offering.

Why should you consider shifting to an Imagery as a Service approach to your state’s imagery program? We take an in depth look at the changing landscape of imagery cost and licensing options here. 

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