By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter.
Aerial imaging and remote viewing have already begun revolutionizing the roofing industry, providing measurable models and maps from photogrammetry and making estimates for contractors easy. John Keisel, CEO of Imagine Technologies Group and RCS President Heidi J. Ellsworth discuss in Season 4 Episode 6 of Roofing Road Trips how aerial imagery technologies work to connect data, people, processes, fill unseen gaps, reduce project errors, and seamlessly flow data from one means to the next.
John explains that a major challenge in producing models with aerial imagery was the difficulty of sharing this information, and how the Optelos system offered a solution to sharing data without file limitations or hitting firewalls. “They process the imagery for you. You don't have to process it locally,” says John. “They have the platform to view, share, collaborate between your clients, your employees and it's all within their system.”
With better views of the roof, better decisions can be made. Imagine Technologies Group brings different types of data together into a single pane of glass, or a single view of truth, providing a better way to understand and interact with data. “Tying all of your platforms together into one dashboard is something I think that we're all going to need,” says John. “Optelos is the key to manipulating the information, storing it, sharing it and making it actually beneficial.”
Optelos gives contractors the opportunity to really work with your customers, your building owners, to show them the building and walk them through them through the process every step of the way. “Any technology that bridges the office staff to the field staff and can help us collaborate as a unit without traveling to different job sites is a great thing to look for,” says John. “It's all about time efficiency and understanding.”
Listen to the entire podcast to learn more about how you can start using aerial imagery and Optelos to deliver better communication with between the field, the office and the client.