Since about Febuary or before KABC has been using this SKYMAP7 tech on board their chopper Air7HD. And its amazingly impressive. With the wildfire recently and with the innumerable car chases that occur in Southern CA
I think this tech is important tool for the viewer to understand what they are seeing. Besides the live overlay of the streets. They recently have been employing another feature in which the live view with the street overlay can be toggled on and off with a 3D satellite view similar to what you will see on GOOGLE EARTH 3D. But it moves in motion with the camera and be toggled on and off.
For instance when they are covering the devastaing wildfires at night that killed people and destroyed homes. It was important not only to see the streets but they topogaphy that surrounds. It fascnating to see the chopper shot with the graphic street overlay switch instantly to the GOOGLE EARTH 3D topopgraphy image so the viewer and see exactly what the are seeing and then toggle back to the live nighttime images.
The O&O sister station KGO 7 San Francisco has lauched the new tech with the same branding as well.
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