A Look at the Aerial Photography Business

A rising tide lifts all boats, it’s said, and the interest in the satellite and aerial imagery available through the online mapping services and Google Earth has been very good to the aerial photography industry, who are able to capitalize in at least three ways: selling additional imagery layers to end-users who can import them into Google Earth; selling the imagery to the online mapping services; and being able to offer something more recent and in greater detail than what the online maps offer. This feature article from the Scottsdale Times makes that very point, with a profile of Arizona aerial photography companies. Thanks to Bill Landis, who is quoted extensively in the article (his company is featured), for the link.