Nearmap Capturing Aerial Images of Areas in Path of Hurricane Michael to Aid in Cleanup and Recovery Efforts

Aerial maps help public safety organizations, utility companies and
insurance agencies clearly see damaged areas and compare to historical

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#aerialimageryNearmap,
a premium global location content provider specializing in
high-resolution, aerial maps, is capturing areas of the Florida
Panhandle in the path of Hurricane Michael. Current, high-resolution
aerial imagery aids cleanup and recovery efforts in many industries,
including public safety, utility companies, insurance agencies and
numerous types of contractors. The images are expected to be available
in the next few days.

“At first look, the damage from Hurricane Michael appears to be severe
and devastating,” said Rob Newman, CEO and managing director of Nearmap.
“Our thoughts are with those who are dealing with the aftermath and loss
from the hurricane. Getting aerial imagery to critical agencies as soon
as possible will assist in the recovery efforts.”

Nearmap plans to capture imagery of affected areas from Panama City to
Apalachicola. The Panama City area was flown as recently as December
2017 with additional captures dating back to July 2016. Previous aerial
maps allow Nearmap users to compare current imagery with historical

Nearmap customers use aerial imagery to assist in the following aspects
of post-disaster cleanup:

  • Public Safety: Access to immediate, crystal-clear aerial imagery of
    areas affected by storm damage for emergency response routing and
  • Utilities: View all areas where above-ground utilities have been
    affected and also see where infrastructure is down or damaged and
    causing hazards.
  • Reconstruction Efforts: Compare historical image captures with
    post-event imagery to see structure elements and provide proper
    measurements to rebuild.
  • Insurance: View impacted properties to see first-hand damage and
    potential structural damage.

All pre- and post-hurricane imagery is accessed through a standard web
browser using Nearmap’s intuitive MapBrowser™, through Nearmap partners,
or via APIs to integrate with common GIS, CAD and other applications.

Nearmap imagery is published at sub-7 cm Ground Sampling Distance (GSD),
which allows users to see great detail on the ground. At this
resolution, they can clearly identify important ground conditions such
as roof blow-off, property damage and flooding. The same is true for
streets and all other ground features, providing details for users to
complete analysis both pre and post storms.

In addition to high-resolution, top-down images, Nearmap plans to
process oblique imagery of the Panama City and Lynn Haven areas to
further aid in assessing damage and providing recovery to these affected

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About Nearmap

Nearmap brings
the real world to you. Nearmap delivers high-resolution aerial imagery
as a service to businesses across the world, powered by industry-leading
geospatial mapping technology. Using its own patented camera systems and
processing software, Nearmap captures wide-scale urban areas in the
U.S., Australia and New Zealand multiple times each year, making fresh
content instantly available in the cloud via web app or API integration.

Every day, Nearmap helps thousands of users conduct virtual site visits
for deep, data-driven insights—enabling informed decisions, streamlined
operations and robust bottom lines.

Founded in Australia in 2007, Nearmap is one of the ten largest aerial
survey companies in the world by annual data collection volume and is
publicly listed in the ASX 300.

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