If you looked up and noticed a low-flying plane over Jefferson County last November, you might not have been on candid camera, but you may have been caught on Pictometry.
A company specializing in high-resolution aerial photography and topography mapping began capturing images in Jefferson County towards the end of last year. Now completed, the city and county have a wealth of new information that will benefit them in flood protection, development, emergency services and other areas.
"The possibilities of this tool are endless," said John McKee, Jefferson County Emergency Management Director said. "We are really excited about it."
The new Pictometry program, that will be accessible to several of the county's offices, and can be used in a variety of ways.