Verisk to Provide Aerial Imagery of Major Catastrophes through Geomni

October 1, 2018

Verisk is now 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. This will 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.

According to Geomni President Jeffrey C. Taylor, the information can quickly provide insights for experts who are deploying resources, setting loss reserves, verifying internal estimates, and more.

Geomni has a built a 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.

Recent catastrophe imagery available for viewing 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.

Geomni, a Verisk business, is centered around an address- and location-based database of property-related analytics.Using the latest remote sensing and machine learning technologies, Geomni gathers, stores, processes, and delivers geographic and spatially referenced information relating to residential and commercial structures. Property professionals can use the data to help determine scope of damage, discover hazards, assess risk, perform valuations, and much more.

Verisk is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support products to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields.

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