On Monday, the Garfield County Commissioners will hear from a company that wants to take high-resolution photographs of the entire county; the technology could be useful to the assessor’s office, among others.
Pictometry provides satellite imagery software, like Google Earth, but in much higher definition.
If the county hires Pictometry, the company will fly over the county and take photos, which the assessor’s office will use when it goes to determine property values. Assessor Jim Yellico says this is especially helpful, considering how rural some parts of the county are.
"We’re a 3,000 square mile county, so it’s definitely unrealistic for us to get out to the most remote parcels," he said.
He also says it’ll help his office better monitor any changes people make to their property, which, in turn, determines their property values, and how much they pay in tax.
The Commissioner meeting starts at 9 a.m., at the Silt Town Hall.