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Aerial View Blog and Commentary

Current updates and stories from a unique perspective of how Nearmap aerial imagery and data is changing the way businesses work.

Feb 2023 | Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.

Latest Articles

Imagery and AI Data Aids Recovery of Hurricane Idalia fo...

As communities in Florida’s Big Bend Region wade through the chaos left by Category 3 Hurricane Idalia, Nearmap has captured high-resolution imagery of truth-on-the-ground damage. ... Read more

The Power of Accurate Imagery and Intelligence for Insur...

In the modern insurance landscape, the quality, accuracy, and value of data reign supreme. Where the amount of data is in abundance for most carriers, what gives an insurer the com... Read more

The Future of GIS is Aerial Intelligence

“What kind of world do you want to see?” That was the question Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond posed at the 43rd annual Esri User Conference. Jack believes that humans a... Read more

Introducing Post-catastrophe Solutions from Nearmap

As our world faces increasing volatility, with climate change intensifying the frequency and impact of natural disasters, we are forced to embrace “a new normal.” Coping with this ... Read more

America's Top 25 Leafiest Capital Cities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 702 heat-related deaths occurred in the U.S. annually between 2004-2018. Urban heat islands can also crea... Read more

Aerial Intelligence Transforms P&C Insurance Adjusting

In the ever-evolving landscape of post-disaster claims management, property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies are discovering the immense value of aerial intelligence and imag... Read more

Proactive Post-Catastrophe Aerial Mapping Strategies

According to McKinsey & Company1, recent spikes in inflation are a rising threat to property & casualty (P&C) insurers nationwide. Estimates show that rising prices contributed to ... Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Geospatial Data

Maybe you’ve dropped a pin to let a friend know where you are, or you’ve seen ads on your phone for a business nearby that seems perfectly tailored to your needs. These daily occur... Read more

3 Ways Aerial Imagery Can Be Used To Advance Sustainabil...

The first attempt at aerial imagery technology was little more than rudimentary cameras attached to kites with explosive charges triggering the camera to take a photo. Fast forward... Read more

15 Years of Tech Innovation and Nearmap Milestones

To mark 15 years of innovation and technology leadership, we are looking back at some of the most defining moments in Nearmap history. The moments that saw Nearmap evolve from a s... Read more

Everything You Need To Know About GIS Data

You might not know the acronym GIS off the top of your head, but these three letters are instrumental to almost every industry in the modern world. We’re talking about geographic i... Read more

What is Location Intelligence? Your Handy Guide

Where is the best place to build a road? What is the best exit route in a flood-prone area? How many trees do you need to plant to offset a suburb’s carbon footprint? All of these ... Read more

Before and After Pictures of New Orleans Tornado

This week saw New Orleans take direct impact from a tornado — the second this year. Last March, an EF3 touched down on the city, continuing for 11.5 miles and reaching max wind spe... Read more

The 15 Most Viewed U.S. Locations of 2022

Our landscape is constantly evolving — from new urban skyscrapers to sprawling rural development. All this change has us curious as to the what, where, and why. Over the past year ... Read more

The Difference between Aerial and Satellite Imagery

Geospatial mapping and data have come a long way in a short amount of time, providing us with effective ways to study the past and plan our future. Two main players in the geospati... Read more

What Can You Do with GIS Data?

Mappy GIS Day, from Nearmap to you! GIS Day is an international celebration of Geospatial Information System technology, and what its community accomplish with it. This year, we'... Read more

Announcing: Nearmap Roof Condition Assessment

Evaluate with Certainty Economic and competitive pressures, such as skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain issues, are pushing insurance underwriters to improve... Read more

Capturing Hurricane Ian: The Efforts Behind the Insights...

Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, made its impact felt across Florida and the Carolinas — resulting in an estimated $67 billion in insured losses. With two separate landfalls, rec... Read more