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Spokane County assessor wants to use aerial photos

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker wants to use high-quality aerial photos to update property values.
     
He says the photos would show additions, decks or swimming pools and save appraisers time.
     
The Spokesman-Review reports county commissioners are sympathetic but couldn't provide the $90,000 a year cost for the photos before next year.
     
Baker says he would post the photos on his office's Web site and make them available to other agencies.
     
Officials say the photos provided by Pictometry International of Rochester, N.Y., are so accurate they can be used for reliable measurements. For example, a roofer could calculate square footage for a bid without leaving the office.

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