Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, at 11:10 PM EDT on August 3 as a Category 1 hurricane, and accelerated up the east coast of the United States as a strong tropical storm. Damage was reported at the area of landfall from high winds, coastal storm surge flooding, and several fires destroyed residential homes. As the storm continued up the east coast, a significant outbreak of damaging tornadoes impacted areas numerous areas. Coordinating with our members, GIC concentrated imagery collection over the following areas:• North MyrtleSEE DETAILS
DES PLAINES, Ill., April 16, 2020 —After tornadoes struck multiple states throughout the Southeast this past Easter weekend, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying aircraft over the hardest hit areas on Monday, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. These areas include portions of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Monroe, Louisiana, and Seneca, South Carolina. Imagery from many of the damaged areas is now available to GIC members, giving insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerials images of properties within the impacted area. High-resolution aerialSEE DETAILS
JERSEY CITY, N.J., and BOULDER, Colo., January 21, 2020 — Vexcel Imaging, a leader in aerial imagery data, large-format aerial cameras, and photogrammetry software, today signed a definitive agreement to acquire the imagery sourcing group from Verisk’s Geomni business. The acquisition will combine Geomni’s imagery surveying and content-related teams and assets into Vexcel. Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, will be a minority owner in Vexcel with full access to all aerial imagery libraries. The combination of Geomni’s fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and aerial operations, mapping business, and oblique aerial image library together withSEE DETAI...
Natural disasters are not a new phenomenon, however as these events increase in frequency, insurers must be able to assess damage quickly and respond rapidly to claims, so that communities can get back on their feet quickly. When Hurricane Michael hit the US in 2018, it was one of the strongest hurricanes in history, devastating more than 4,000 miles of Florida Panhandle’s coast. Once the storm cleared, the GIC worked quickly to deploy its Gray Sky Response Program. It sent aircraft into the region carrying Vexcel Imaging’s sophisticated aerial cameraSEE DETAILS
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