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Nearmap imagery guiding wildfire recovery

Oct 2022

NAVIG8 2022

Oct 2022

In September 2020, the Almeda Fire swept through several communities in Jackson County, Oregon, destroying nearly 3,000 homes and businesses. In the city of Talent, more than a third of the city was within the fire’s perimeter, particularly devastating in affordable and senior housing developments. As an integral part of the recovery effort, Nearmap 3D mesh was used in Esri’s ArcGIS Urban environment to add visual context to the recovery. AI building extracts from pre- and post-fire flights allowed the creation of LOD2 structures which help track rebuilding, while canopy extracts measure urban forest loss and help guide strategic replanting.
Nikki Hart-Brinkley
Owner, Green Top Planning, Development and Research