He says, in part:
The hot Henrietta company known as Pictometry International has officially joined the escalating “map” wars being waged by the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
Pictometry’s patented technology for capturing high-resolution aerial digital imagery is a significant aspect of Microsoft’s new Windows Live Local service.
Pictometry, based on technology originally envisioned at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is getting great ink over the service.
What’s cool about this isn’t just that Steve Schultz who co-founded the company is an RIT alumni. He’s also a friend of mine and it’s really good to see people you know and like succeed in life. Plus he keeps close ties with RIT, even helping out with student projects in imaging science.
Given the huge popularity and addition of mapping applications like Google Earth, this sounds like a great thing for the company. Haven’t you spent hours on Google Earth, exploring the streets and neighborhoods you grew up in? (Barbados, where I spent a few formative years, was mostly a blur last time I checked, but I found my childhood home in England, or at least the lake it was nearby.)