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Feb 2023 | Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.
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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...
May 2023 | North America

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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

Sky-High Efficiency: How Aerial Intelligence Transforms ...

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 ... 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 risin... 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... 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 geogra... 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 ... 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 wi... 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... 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 landfall... Read more

Shifting from Disaster Response to Recovery

Local governments nationwide have experienced a surge in natural disasters, resulting in billions being spent toward the resources required to repair their communities. According t... Read more

Geospatial Solutions Wow Attendees at Autodesk Universit...

Nearmap sponsored Autodesk University 2022 in New Orleans, where attendees had an opportunity to interact with our content stack and solutions for their day-to-day engineering and ... Read more

Meet the Newest Aerial Technology Solutions

Nearmap continues to improve how we shape our livable world with new additions to our data, insights, and tools. As owners of every piece of our technology stack (camera system, im... Read more

4 Reasons Why You Can't Miss Nearmap NAVIG8 2022

Nearmap NAVIG8, our annual flagship customer event, is back and bigger than ever on October 11, 2022. Check out our teaser video that sets the pace for the live and On-Demand expe... Read more