Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances
Posted on February 23, 2017

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Local officials in the City of Westminster, CO are using a new tool that easily and accurately measures sign dimensions, increasing compliance with the sign ordinance and reducing staff time spent on these tasks.  

They’re using Spike, a smart laser measurement solution, for conducting these inspections.

Spike can be used to measure:

  • Object sizes, including signs, additions, fences, apartment complexes, etc.
  • Distances, like how far a structure is set back into a yard
  • Clearances, like how far a structure projects over a sidewalk

To take measurements, your city inspector simply takes a photo of the object with the Spike laser device and a smartphone or tablet, and draws the measurements that they need for inspections using the Spike mobile app.

Your inspector will then be easily able to determine if the sign (and/or facility) is in accordance with the permit.

Read more about how Spike might help you measure in otherwise restrictive situations.  


Topics: Technology

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