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A break-through in helicopter technology has come to ABC7 News, SKYMAP7, only on SKY7. (KGO-TV)

A break-through in helicopter technology has come to ABC7 News, SKYMAP7 only on SKY7. It is an eye in the sky unlike any other in the Bay Area.

When news breaks, you count on ABC7 news and SKY7 to show you what's happening.

Whether it is fires in the East Bay, floods in the South Bay, or an accident in San Francisco, SKYMAP7 will identify where news happens by displaying highways, roads, and streets, right on the screen.

The Bay Area's fastest news helicopter now includes real-time street mapping software, and the power of extreme vision.

The state of the art camera gets you closer to the action than ever before. It is our powerful new tool to make sure you never lose sight of where news breaks.

See how traffic is moving at the 580 and 24 interchange in Oakland, or zipping along on The Embarcadero in San Francisco.

SKYMAP7 will help you navigate around any hazardous conditions, like a recent house fire in San Jose. You'll see exactly what speed is traffic is moving, and pinpoint specific vehicles in the area that may be driving too slow, or fast.

Caught in a jam on Highway 24 in Lafayette? SKYMAP7 will show you the length of the backup.

It can also tell you how much of the area is impacted when news breaks. When a fire burned a Dublin hillside, SKYMAP7 was able to measure it.

Using recent satellite imagery, it can also show you what the area looked like before the blaze, live!

With SKYMAP7 you'll know exactly what is impacted when news happens, whether it's near schools in San Leandro or businesses off interstate 880.

SKYMAP7 on SKY7, another reason, ABC7 News is your choice for breaking news.

Written and Produced by Ken Miguel
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