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Navigate your city's challenges with street-level data

All cities face the same challenge: how to factor the complex moving parts of your infrastructure, public transportation, housing, construction, and sustainability into daily business activities.

The task of managing all these diverse pieces can be overwhelming. That's why you need to take your first step towards becoming a smart city: getting an overview. Adding a layer of data gives you a clear understanding of the components that make up your city and provides insights you can use to improve your city for all citizens.

Cyclomedia provides street-level data and creates a digital twin of your city, making it possible to navigate through your city so you can inspect and assess locations without physically visiting them. In addition, all assets in public spaces can be identified automatically, providing a wealth of information. 

The digital twin of your city will help you prepare for the future. You’ll be able to respond quickly to changing demands and important developments that have a big impact on your city. Including population growth, increasing demand for mobility, climate change, the manageability of urban planning, and safety.

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Property Appraisal

In property appraisal today, the needs/scope of work of the appraiser continues to expand while at the same time the growth of staff and resources are not keeping pace.  Performing a review of properties is challenging. Property site visits incur transportation and labor costs. They also take up valuable time that could be put to better use. Even the most carefully performed on-site property visit can still not be 100% accurate, leading to a potential increase in the number of property appeals.

The use of technology to meet these needs in a more efficient, safe and cost effective manner is now more important than ever. The HD Imagery available to you today can help you improve your traditional workflow and operate more effectively, while meeting and exceeding your community service mission and all recommended industry standards. Imagery that allows you to confidently visualize and analyze properties ensures that property owners in your community are treated in a fair and equitable manner.



Street-level imagery is an important visual tool for property valuation processes. This includes market analysis, recording of object characteristics, handling of objections, and determining the value. Using up-to-date imagery improves the quality and efficiency of these processes. You can assess the value of real estate more accurately, resulting in higher tax revenues and fewer complaints. It also reduces visits to your sites, which in turn  reduces costs. Even where a site visit still is required, Cyclomedia's tools make it more qualitative and efficient.

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More efficient urban planning

A municipality is authorized to grant licenses, exemptions and supervise/ensure compliance to local standards. Visual imagery can save your organization countless hours of site visits and deliver high value information and actionable insights for better urban planning.

You can remotely view and assess a situation online from the comfort of the office. This helps you with, for example:

  • Issuing and enforcing construction permits 
  • Issuing licenses for driveway, parking and logging concessions
  • Verifying zoning plans

In all these situations, the power of visualization through the imagery enables improved efficiency and tangible cost savings by substantially reducing the number of field visits required..

Better management of public spaces

For every single city and municipality, it’s critical to have an up-to-date and reliable overview of all assets in public spaces. The derived insights are key to enabling effective management, maintenance, resource deployment and to developing the requisite support budget. 

Up-to-date imagery and point clouds from Cyclomedia allow you to automatically or manually detect all assets in public spaces. You will have a large-scale inventory of targeted community assets and their characteristics. This includes street lighting, traffic signs, trees, fire hydrants, manholes, etc.

The actual state of assets can be remotely assessed, giving you confident insight into where and when maintenance is required. Furthermore, issues with  specific assets e.g. community complaints can be dealt with more quickly and efficiently. For example, an image linked to a community complaint makes it possible to quickly undertake targeted action, without need for a preliminary on-site visit.

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