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Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Another Deal for Pictometry

Pictometry International of Henrietta may rapidly be turning into the area's most interesting company. The company has pioneered a system for capturing aerial images at an angle and analyzing them with software. And now, the technology is spreading worldwide. Pictometry's partner in Europe, Blom ASA, has signed a deal with Great Britain's national mapping agency, known as Ordnance Survey. The agency has a rich history with origins back to conflicts in the late 1700s.

The image to the right is of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England, taken using Pictometry technology. The Dome straddles the international time line and will probably be a prime venue in the 2012 Olympics. The Pictometry image is provided courtesy of Simmons Aerofilms, a Blom subsidiary.


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