As described above I need a solution to analyze satellite imagery to get accurate measurements of roofing and siding on residential homes. I understand a majority of the science behind it all as I worked in mapping and LiDAR industry for a few years BUT I am a terrible programmer.
What I would like is to be able to bring in satellite imagery preferably google maps (just because the geocoding is already there), be able to select a home (whether that involves drawing the perimeter and plane breaks manually by simple tracing it or once one home is in the active window at detects the aforementioned attributes. The tricky part is the algorithm that is used to determine the pitch of each of these planes on each roof, obviously this is imperative to determining the correct sq footage of the roof. I believe it an algorithm that determines the true length of each line of the plane. From there I would like a user friendly report of the measurements of the roof including size, geometry, and pitch of the roof. In addition based on some of the other measurements such as ridge lengths, eave lengths, etc I would like to add simple conversions to those measurements to add to the report for other components. The report will also consist of imagery and corresponding geometric drawings.
The siding is the same but with ground imagery.
This should be a program/tool/widget that can be easily used and has the ability to be accessed by multiple users. I would like this also to be able to be integrated into a company online management system and or app in the next two years.