RoofSnap partners directly with different imagery providers, allowing you access to the most up to date and clear images for accurate measurements and estimates!
Imagery Use Cases
RoofSnap uses imagery for multiple purposes. Some providers have restrictions on how their imagery is used within the Web, iOS and Android apps. RoofSnap uses imagery for the following:
- Geolocation - Locating the address coordinates and verifying the correct property.
- Measurements - Drawing the roof and providing roofing square and linear foot measurements.
- Supplemental - Viewing the property to identify pitch values, architectural features (cornice returns, bay windows, overhangs, etc) and conducting preliminary inspections.
If you have access to licensed imagery, drone photography or architectural drawings, you can import it for use in your DIY projects. RoofSnap partners with two different providers to provide you with an assortment of integrated options:
Our HD imagery partner covers large areas of the US and Canada, captured via aerial photography. This provides you with the most up to date and clear images. Their database is updated multiple times per year, offering a large selection of images to choose from. Users with a valid Nearmap subscription can have their subscription tied to their account for use in RoofSnap projects. Contact Support for details.
Our Standard and Standard+ partner covers the contiguous US (excluding no-fly zones), as well as large areas of Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean.
Geolocation & Supplemental Imagery
Google imagery is used on the location screen within the Web, iOS and Android apps to verify the location of the property. It is also available within the sketch scene to view the property via street view or 3D view, when available. You can also utilize the street view option within the iOS app to identify pitch.
Bing location services are used within the Web, iOS and Android apps to verify location coordinates. Their imagery is also available within the sketch scene to view the property from different angles.
Apple imagery is only available within the iOS app. You can toggle the map options in the iOS location screen to switch between Apple and Google. It is also available within the sketch scene to view the property via 3D view, when available. You can also utilize the 3D option within the iOS app to identify pitch.