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DES PLAINES, Ill., October 31, 2019 — The Kincade Fire has now impacted 76,825 acres in Sonoma County, CA, and is at 45 percent containment as of the last report. According to Cal Fire, a total of 266 structures have been destroyed, 133 being residential, and 47 structures have been damaged, with 32 of those being residential. On Tuesday, in response to the incident, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying over the impacted areas, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. The imagery was made available to GICSEE DETAILS

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DES PLAINES, Ill., October 24, 2019 — After tornadoes struck the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area on Sunday night, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying aircraft over the impacted areas on Monday, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. Imagery was made available to GIC members yesterday afternoon, giving insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerials images of properties within the impacted area. These images provide insurers with vital information to better respond and pay claims faster to victims while increasing fraud detection.SEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-hover...

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Images available to emergency personnel, GIC member insurers, and the media Boulder, CO, October 16, 2019 — As evacuation orders lifted and the Saddleridge Fire continued to be contained by the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying aircraft over the impacted areas on Monday, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. The imagery was made available to GIC members yesterday afternoon, giving insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerials images of properties within the impacted area. These imagesSEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-hover-image"...

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LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 Betterview, a predictive analytics platform that makes every property thoroughly understood for the sake of those who rely on them, today announced the integration of the Geospatial Insurance Consortium’s high-resolution aerial imagery into Betterview’s property risk management platform. The Geospatial Insurance Consortium’s (GIC) mission is to provide the most comprehensive, precise, and up-to-date location information to insurers. Its cloud-based imagery service captures coast-to-coast imagery of the continental US including ultra-high-resolution imagery of the top metro areas. The integration of this imagery will provide mutual customers with premium quality location<a class="more-link" href="https://geointel.org/2019/09/23/better...

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CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property analytics solutions provider, today announced the integration of the Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC) aerial imagery into the CoreLogic UnderwritingCenter™ virtual survey tool for insurance clients. CoreLogic is the first underwriting solutions provider to fully integrate GIC aerial imagery into its solution, which now provides insurers with an additional source of up-to-date imagery to virtually assess property exposure, condition and features, as well as survey post-catastrophe damage. Additionally, CoreLogic will integrate GIC aerial imagery into other solutions in the coming months, including its SkyMeasure roof<a class="more-link" href="https://geointel.org/2019/09/18/corelogic-integrates-geospatial-insurance-consortium-imagery-i...

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Boulder, Colo. and Chicago, IL, Sept. 16, 2019 — The Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and powered by Vexcel Imaging’s data program, together with Arturo, the AI-powered analytics platform for residential and commercial property characteristic data and predictive analysis, today announced their partnership. Together, the companies are bringing GIC member insurers access to advanced imagery, along with differentiated property data and analysis at an unprecedented speed. This helps insurers to make more informed decisions when underwriting, and improves situational<a class="more-link" href="https://geointel.org/2019/09/16/geospatial-insurance-consortium-teams-up-with-arturo-to-bring-member-insurer...

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“Eager to overcome those limitations, a consortium of insurance companies is working to change the nature of recovery. They formed the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) on the premise that aircraft can help rapidly identify damage from large-scale weather events that would otherwise take a long time to discover—essentially uncovering the unseen.” Read the full story here.

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“At the 2019 Esri User Conference, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and Esri today introduce Virtual Inspection Studio (VIS). A new tool available exclusively to GIC members, the VIS now enables insurers to enhance remote property assessments by utilizing ultra-high-resolution aerial imagery.” Read the full story here.

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We’re excited to announce Brit Insurance has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center! “The GIC will provide Brit with access to industry-leading aerial images to make rapid and accurate property catastrophe assessments in order to expedite claim settlements for clients when they need it most…This partnership demonstrates Brit’s innovative approach to claims strategy as the team constantly searches for new ways to adjust claims that can deliver quicker and more accurate resolution for our clients. ” Read the full story here. 

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We’re excited to announce our partnership with Munich Re! “The Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), today announces its partnership with Munich Re, which is using remote sensing technology to create scalable and marketable solutions for the insurance industry. This collaboration now provides GIC member insurers with access to automated damage classification analytics that easily integrate into existing workflows following major catastrophes – a critical tool for improving situational awareness post-disaster.” Read the full story here.

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We’re excited to announce Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center! “Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida’s insurer of last resort, has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Through the consortium, Citizens has access to advanced imagery to offer enhanced disaster response services designed to expedite claims and improve fraud detection following a hurricane or other disaster.” Read the full story here.

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We’re excited to announce USAA has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center! “By joining the GIC, USAA will have access to the most advanced imaging and data available today to better serve its members with enhanced underwriting tools for policies and with fast response to their members impacted by a disaster.” Read the full story by clicking the link below.https://lnkd.in/eVg6rHZ

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We’re excited to announce Allstate has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center! “Allstate customers who leave town ahead of a hurricane or wildfire may now have access to images of their homes shortly after the disaster. And when a consumer buys a new home insurance policy, an inspection could take only a few minutes. These innovations are made possible through a new collaboration between Allstate and the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) created by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).” Read the full story by clicking the link below. https://www.nicb.org/news/news-releases/allstate-elevates-use-aerial-imagery-enhance-customer-service

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Boulder, CO — October 15, 2018On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm. The storm has left widespread destruction totaling up to an estimated $4.5 billion in property damage, a death toll of 18 people to date, and tens of thousands without homes, electricity, and food.In response, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) on Thursday began mobilizing a fleet of aircraft equipped with Vexcel Imaging UltraCam digital aerial camera systems to capture ultra high-resolution vertical and oblique imagery of impacted areas,SEE DETAILS <span...

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Graz, Austria/Des Plaines, Ill. — October 5, 2018In the days following Hurricane Florence’s landfall on the southeastern U.S. coast, extensive inlandflooding caused by high storm surge and continuous rain required mass evacuations and rescueoperations throughout Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Many areas were unreachable onthe ground due to water and debris, making aerial imagery an extremely valuable tool for emergencyresponders, insurers and the public to better understand and assess the dangerous situation.As soon as aircraft could be flown safely, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) mobilized a fleet ofairplanes equipped<a class="more-link" href="https://geointel.org/2018/10/05/hurricane-florence-rapid-response-by-geospatial-intelligence-center-produces-invaluable-hig...

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