We’ve made a lot of improvements to your experience of EDR’s content and data through the recent enhancements to EDR packages. Here are the top five things you should know to get the most value out of your next order:
- The Lightbox viewer allows you to experience your environmental data and historical sources in a much-improved format. You can layer your Sanborns directly over a current imagery or maps to quickly understand the condition of your target property and the surrounding area. We’ve included common tools within Lightbox, so you no longer have to jump from one program to another to measure distances, search the web, check out Google Street View and more.
- Lightbox also provides advanced drawing tools to help you create site maps and figures. You can add polygons, lines and points, add labels, and symbols. Finished drawings can be exported as PDFs that are ready for your report. If you’re new to Lightbox, we encourage you to check out this user guide.
- Recovered Government Archives (RGA) is a new data set available only through EDR. For the past two decades, we’ve been recording government databases, which are updated regularly. These updates often overwrite important information about your site. With RGA, you can access that critical history.
- EDR Mobile allows you to make your site visits more efficient and effective. Working with your existing Android or iOS device, you can capture photos and write captions and notes from the field. Your work can be saved locally to your device or synced to a secure EDR account on the web. Back at the office, download your work securely for use in your reports. PARCEL users can access existing projects and add photos, notes and default language directly from EDR Mobile.
- Current, high resolution historical aerials from NAIP. The exact flight date of your photo is included (generally from 2015). You can also republish these images in your reports. You’ll find the NAIP image in Lightbox.