Planes taking pictures of Cook County land and property in 'Pictometry' study
May 11, 2018 02:53PM
Joe Friedrichs- WTIP - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:59am
If you noticed a plane flying overhead in May 2018 right here in Cook County, there is a chance you could be on camera. Certain planes flying between the first week of May and Memorial Day are conducting an aerial survey that includes taking digital photographs of land in Cook County.
In late 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, County Administrator Jeff Cadwell and staff from the county’s I.T. department explained the value and benefits of a digital land survey the county wanted to update in 2018. Rogers explained that numerous county departments, including the highway, assessor and sheriff’s departments, could all benefit from an updated land survey.
The study will cover an area of 1,134 sq. miles, including most, or perhaps all private land in Cook County. It will not include land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The county partnered with several other local governments and organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service, to pay for the services EagleView is providing.
In the interview below, WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with Dean Larson, a district manager for EagleView, the company recently hired to do aerial survey work to capture digital images of the land in Cook County.
Follow the link below to hear the interview: