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LAR-IAC Program saves governments $10 million

I wanted to pass the LARIAC 3 Project completion letter along.  Especially with the recent passing of Milan Svitek, who helped initiate this program, the timing is right to showcase the value of collaboration across the County.

LARIAC 3 project completion (pdf file)

For more information about LARIAC, please see: http://egis3.lacounty.gov/dataportal/lariac/

 

I am pleased to announce the completion of the third Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium Program, referred to as LAR-IAC 3. LAR-IAC is a multi-jurisdictional arrangement that enabled participating local governments to benefit from combined economies of scale to efficiently and cost-effectively acquire high-definition aerial imagery.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Initially established in 2003, LAR-IAC delivered highly accurate digital aerial images and elevation datasets to the Consortium participants. The sharing of costs for this Program saved participants an estimated $10 millon in acquisition costs since its inception. Over 60 cities, plus numerous County departments and agencies, have benefited through these cost savings. The full list of participants is attached.

 

LAR-IAC 3 Enhancements
LAR-IAC 3 introduced a number of enhancements focused on providing greater access to a wider audience.

  • The externally hosted Pictometry Online (POL) (http://pol.pictometry.com), allows participants to manage their own mapping layers in the application in addition to County-provided layers;
  • Access to LAR-IAC 3 mapping services hosted by the County, enables participants to reduce their infrastructure spending by leveraging the County’s Enterprise GIS resources and increase application development speed; and
  • A new licensing model for colleges and universities provides data to students and faculty for research and training purposes. This will help train the County’s future workforce using the most accurate geo-data information.

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