Our partners at Munich RE have trained a model to asses roof damage from high resolution aerial imagery, and this layer is now live in the public GIC map application.
This makes it possible for an assessor to immediately focus in on a hard hit region. As an example, here is an area in Panama City right in the storms path. Yet not all property sustained equal damage. Here we see a great example of where the model correctly detected light, medium, and high roof damage all in an area roughly the size of a few sports fields. Click here to explore the area shown below in our public map viewer. And a huge thanks to the team at Munich RE for creating this valuable data layer so quickly!
For comparison, here is the Nadir view of the same location as the image featured above.
Oblique 360 imagery is currently available in the NICB Web application. Click here to view the imagery.
To turn on the Oblique imagery viewer, look for the Oblique Viewer button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Once loaded, you can click on the main map to bring up the corresponding oblique image in the viewer. There you also have access to tools like a ruler, compass and exposure adjustment.
This imagery is also available programmatically via REST api or WMTS layer here: https://maps2.geointel.org/server/rest/services/Vexcel_Gray_Sky_2018_Oblique/ImageServer
We sincerely apologize for the unplanned downtime and fully realize it could not have come at a worse time, in the aftermath of Michael.