Offsite job bidding from aerial map?

magneto259

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Ohio
I am in the sealcoating industry and was wondering if anybody does any offsite bidding on jobs with aerial maps? I've heard of a few companys in my industry doing it but not sure what maps they are using that are accurate enough for that.

Also do any of you guys use and search engine optimization services? I listed my website on local.com and dexknow.com and they both want to tune up my site to get me on the first page of a search engine for a set price. I wasn't sure if these services work or are a waste.

Thanks in advance!
 

Darryl G

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I do it for snow plowing sometimes. I have tried for mowing but can't see enough detail and things are obscured by trees sometimes. Many towns/cities now have their tax assessors cards available online...might wanna look into that too.
 

Darryl G

Inactive
The tax assessors "field card" will sometimes show a calculation of the paved area, especially for non-residential properties.
 
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magneto259

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Ohio
My countys website isn't that fancy....lol. I'll do some measuring with google earth and compare my hand measurements with the map. Thanks!
 

Dr.NewEarth

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Vancouver Canada
Alot of cities have a web service called G.I.S. global information system?.
Some-times there is a charge for this on line.

I use it for Arborist Reports when I want to show the location of a property to city hall staff, in relation to neighboring properties. I would never use a satellite service to do my estimating. The detail is minimal and I wouldn't chance it for my other services.

You can get basic measurements of lot site size with G.I.S.
Some cities web services may offer more information.
Google the "City name and GIS"
 
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Darryl G

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Close Dr., GIS = Geographic Information System. It's basically a database that's tied to geographic coordinates. That's what I was talking about with the Tax Assessor's cards but didn't wanna get too techincal...a lotta dem deer aspahlt sealers ain't too good wit dem big wurds.
 

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