Press Release: Pictometry Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Aerial Cartographics of America and Ofek Aerial Photography International

Pictometry International Corp., the worldwide leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Aerial Cartographics of America Inc., of Orlando, FL and Ofek Aerial Photography International, LTD of Netanya, Israel.

The lawsuit, filed today in United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, alleges that ACA and Ofek, through the Ofek product MultiVision, are infringing upon a patent owned by Pictometry (United States Patent No. 5,247,356) covering its aerial imaging technology.
The suit seeks injunctive relief to prohibit ACA and Ofek from infringing Pictometry's patent and unspecified monetary damages.
About Pictometry
Pictometry International is a rapidly growing software company that provides visual information systems. The company's patented imaging process captures georeferenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle - natural view) and orthogonal (straight down) digital images of counties and states. Combined with the company's interactive software solution, users can see everywhere, measure anything, and plan everything. The company has a growing customer base exceeding 100 counties, the State of Massachusetts, federal government organizations, as well private business users. Major metropolitan areas using Pictometry include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Applications include 9-1-1, appraisers, assessors, emergency management agencies, engineering, financial institutions, fire departments, GIS, homeland security, insurance, law enforcement, planning officials, real estate, and transportation. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its aerial images. For more information on Pictometry, visit

Posted: Tue - August 16, 2005 at 04:36 PM