EarthCam, the webcam technology leader, has teamed with PlanGrid, the leader in construction software that drives productivity for the field, to integrate high-quality webcam content, including 360° photos, into their user platform. The companies made the announcement today at ENR FutureTech, where leaders in architecture, engineering and construction learn about the latest advancements in technology supporting the industry.
“Our high-quality imagery is now accessible to the more than 50 million blueprints currently being managed with the PlanGrid cloud, bringing a new visual element to the construction documentation process,” said Lisa Kelly, Executive Director of Business Development at EarthCam. “The partnership will deliver valuable webcam content to PlanGrid users for a more informative jobsite.”
Through the strategic partnership, PlanGrid is now able to offer customers the highest-quality webcam imagery in the industry to document important construction projects and track progress. PlanGrid users have the ability to link live photos or archived images directly to drawing plans for an up-to-date view of their projects. With EarthCam mark-up tools, users have the option to call out specific areas of interest directly on the photos and then upload to the “attachments” section of PlanGrid for instant sharing and collaboration.
“Combining PlanGrid and EarthCam’s unique capabilities helps customers unlock productivity across their organizations,” said James Cook, Head of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships at PlanGrid. “Used on more than 500,000 projects around the world, PlanGrid is always looking for new ways to deliver valuable, collaborative customer experiences, and our users now can maximize webcam and 360° image-based progress documentation directly within PlanGrid.”
EarthCam is lending its most recent technological advancement to the PlanGrid platform with added support for interactive 360° panoramas, where users can remotely pan around the jobsite for a comprehensive view of progress. Using innovative spherical technology, one 360° photo viewing all four walls, floor and ceiling contains as much information as 8 separate photos, making this a cost-effective and efficient imaging solution. The smart visual content will enhance communication and provide owners, architects and contractors with the necessary information to make important jobsite decisions.
To learn more about EarthCam’s new partnership with PlanGrid and to start using this technology today, visit www.earthcam.net/plangrid.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2015, EarthCam documented $221 billion of construction projects. The company is currently expanding its 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 12 additional offices worldwide.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: Hudson Yards, Panama Canal Expansion, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Barclays Center, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, New NY Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, The Jeddah Tower, 56 Leonard Street, 432 Park Avenue, Brickell City Centre, Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, Qatar Rail, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at http://www.earthcam.net/.