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Fairfield council to consider aerial image proposal

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January 22, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A proposed purchase of aerial image services from Solano County will cost $101,011 over the next six years and provide the city with photographs taken by low-flying airplanes.

The new agreement, which the Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday, will cost $16,835 a year and update images used to support emergency services, maintenance and planning for public infrastructure.

Solano Regional GIS Consortium is a cooperative of local government agencies within Solano County that work together to share spatial data, pool resources and provide geographic information systems expertise to members, according to a city staff report. Vacaville, Suisun City, Rio Vista and the Solano Irrigation District are among agencies that participate in the project.

The Fairfield City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the chambers at 1000 Webster St.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • Skeptic ScroogeJanuary 21, 2014 - 12:28 am

    Wow! Do they know Google Maps Satellite version is free?? Maybe they are getting something like the air base that google isnt supposed to show?

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  • Skeptic ScroogeJanuary 21, 2014 - 12:42 am

    Actually, the air base is shown on Google. Anytime the street directions have been wrong, I just switch to satellite and follow the roads. Could this $100,000 be a kickback? Or a backscratch?

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  • Skeptic ScroogeJanuary 21, 2014 - 12:44 am

    They can get these from the census bureau, dept of commerce as well.

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  • elleryJanuary 21, 2014 - 1:07 am

    I hope their taking bids for this project. My company will do it for 50 grand right now.

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  • The MisterJanuary 21, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Sounds pie in the sky.

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  • JazzAzzJanuary 21, 2014 - 6:32 am

    Are you kidding me, in these times of low budgets, layoffs, cutbacks of service, employee benefits, etc. etc, over $100,000 (??), as someone said satellite shots are FREE. Or maybe send a city staff member up using a camera, along with a ride with a CHP helicopter if the city needs something specific. I want to know who wants to do this, so we can put them on our, DO NOT RE-ELECT list, Along with anyone that goes along with that BAY AREA crappola with the Air Resources Board. I know, I know Off Topic. But we can lump some of these local politicals altogether for their really DumbArse decisions!!!!!!

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  • WeaverwomanJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Drones perhaps…..

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  • Dexter FowlerJanuary 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Wow 100 grand!!??? I sure hope they are using someone local. My guess is there are not. The powers that be do not seem to support local business at all.It will be interesting to see who they hire for this and if the company has any ties to people who made this decision.I hope the Daily Republic follows up on this.

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  • ZeppelinJanuary 21, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Or you know you could always call and ask Public Works how this system would work. "Google is Free!!" Yes and you get what you pay for. Look into GIS systems and the power and detail of that system and then come back here and whine about the cost.

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