marigoldsGainfully employed, finallyPremium,MVM
Saint Louis, MO
Mapping broadband $350M. Every parcel in American: $200M
ESRI, the premier mapping software company in the nation, AKA the Microsoft of GIS, released a white paper detailing how every parcel in the country could be mapped for $200M. Every parcel. That's a very significant development for real estate and construction.
(Other links have since been pulled since the proposal was rejected.)
We could do a comprehension elevation, hydrology, cadastral, transportation, land cover, and boundary map for $1.2B. That's six major layers down to meter resolution.
And it's going to cost $350M to map broadband down to not even km resolution?
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