HD aerial imagery helps Elite
Grounds, L.C., one of Utah’s largest full-service maintenance and
landscaping companies, save 75 percent of time estimating potential
projects while also improving accuracy. The Elite team uses measurement
tools within Nearmap’s cloud-based platform, MapBrowser, to prepare bids
from the office or anywhere—saving significant amounts of time,
resources and money.
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Elite Grounds turned to Nearmap to provide high-quality, aerial imagery that is frequently updated to provide the best service possible to clients. (Photo: Business Wire)
By incorporating Nearmap HD aerial imagery into its operations, Elite
Grounds has access to clear, current imagery—a tool it can trust with
its biggest projects. “Nearmap saves our staff between six and 12 hours
minimum per job,” said Cameron Ashby, Systems Manager at Elite Grounds.
“Eliminating time onsite and preventing change orders has reduced job
estimate time by about 75 percent. The time savings have also allowed us
to bid on more projects than ever.”
High-resolution aerial imagery has proven invaluable in larger projects.
“This year we serviced and maintained all small Pocket Parks in a large
developing community association, which is a big undertaking,” said
Ashby. “With Nearmap, we saved about two weeks of company time in
accurately measuring all of the parks.”
Nearmap captures its imagery at 2.8" GSD—much clearer than the best
satellite images. Nearmap updates imagery multiple times per year,
keeping up with Utah’s rapid growth and development. With Nearmap
imagery, the Elite Grounds team has access to up to four years of
historical imagery. They can select imagery taken in the spring and
fall, so foliage doesn’t get in the way of measurements.
“Increased accuracy of bids is the most critical factor to our customers
and us,” said Ashby. “There is no better marketing than a happy customer
and a beautiful end product.”
Ashby recounts a time when the team tested Nearmap’s abilities against
traditional onsite measuring. Both sets of measurements were within just
feet of each other. The deployed team took four times as long to gather
Elite uses Nearmap imagery even in the winter, when the company installs
holiday lights on commercial and residential properties. The 3-D line
tool within MapBrowser helps the Elite team measure rooflines perfectly,
so they can order the appropriate quantity of strands of lights during
the holidays, eliminating excess inventory and guesswork.
Elite Grounds offers a broad range of services, including landscape
construction and maintenance, sprinkler services, chemical services,
snow and ice control, dormant pruning and holiday lights to
municipalities, commercial and high-end residential properties in Utah
and Salt Lake Counties. After several years of using low-resolution
satellite imagery, the team turned to Nearmap to provide high-quality,
aerial imagery that is frequently updated to provide the best service
possible to clients.
Before Nearmap, Elite Grounds used satellite imagery from large mapping
services, which was often old, blurry and lacked zooming capabilities.
Satellite imagery is typically outdated and lacks resolution detail,
making it extremely difficult for the team to produce accurate bids
without also going to the client’s service sites.
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