Aerial photography underway in Gloucester
Residents of Gloucester County may notice low-flying, slow planes canvassing the county in the next few weeks. Gloucester County spokesperson Christi Lewis said a company specializing in high-resolution aerial photography and topography mapping began capturing images in Gloucester County on Dec. 15.
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted to fund the Pictometry tool, which was estimated to cost $70,000, at its Oct. 18 meeting under the advisement of the county’s then-assessor Rod Compton. Compton resigned in November after two months on the job.
"When the work is completed, the county will have valuable information to be used for numerous applications including geographic information system mapping, emergency response, real estate assessment, flood protection, disaster damage assessment and other areas," Lewis said.