Verisk Offers Clients Free Access to Geomni Aerial Imagery for Major Catastrophes

Recent catastrophe imagery includes the California Carr wildfire; the Marshalltown, Iowa, tornado; and the Webster, Massachusetts, tornado.

(Image source: Geomni promotional video.)

Verisk (Jersey City, N.J.), a provider of data analytics to the insurance industry, has announced that it is offering customers free access to Geomni’s high-resolution aerial imagery following major loss events. Geomni is a Verisk business.

Geomni will provide online access to before-and-after imagery of structures and properties inside the catastrophe area, Verisk says. The service is intended to enable viewers of the imagery the ability to better understand which areas have been affected by a particular major event and the extent of the damage.

Jeffrey C. Taylor, President Geomni.

“The high-quality data collected by our state-of-the-art imagery resources is helping our customers make more informed property decisions, faster than ever before,” comments Jeffrey C. Taylor, President Geomni. “This information can quickly provide important insights for experts who are deploying resources, setting loss reserves, verifying internal estimates, and much more.”

Geomni has built what Verisk calls a massive library of high-resolution imagery and 3D data by using multiple remote sensing platforms with a focus on fixed-wing aircraft but also including satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and even mobile devices used to collect ground-level data through the Geomni Mobile app. After a major catastrophe, Geomni aircraft, located throughout the United States, are deployed to collect post-catastrophe imagery and data.

Available Through Verisk Offerings

Recent catastrophe imagery Verisk is making available for viewing via Geomni includes the California Carr wildfire; the Marshalltown, Iowa, tornado; and the Webster, Massachusetts, tornado.

Geomni post-catastrophe imagery will be accessible from a range of Verisk offerings, such as ISO’s PCS catastrophe bulletins, Xactware’s Xactimate estimating system, ISO ClaimSearch, and AIR Worldwide’s ALERT service.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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