Eagle View Technologies captures post-Hurricane Michael imagery using fixed-wing aircraft and UAS



After deploying its aircraft in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Eagle View Technologies, which provides property intelligence for government, insurance and commercial sectors, has received its first post-event images following the deadly storm.
Launched less than 18 hours after the storm made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, EagleView’s fixed-wing aircraft captured ultra-high-resolution Reveal aerial imagery captured at .75-inches ground sample distance (GSD).

With EagleView’s high-resolution aerial imagery, first responders, insurance carriers, and electric utility customers are provided with “rapid access to crucial post-event property information,” including roof damage, and the locations of fallen trees, flooding and other emergency conditions.

“Our skilled network of drone operators and fixed-wing pilots enable us to respond to our customers both quickly and efficiently,” says EagleView COO Jay Martin.

“We understand how devastating these storms are to communities, so we utilize every resource we can to get customers imagery as soon as possible.”

EagleView says that multiple fixed-wing aircraft were staged in areas of interest throughout the southeast states alongside the EagleView OnSite network of UAS operators before Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, made landfall on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

EagleView uses satellite imagery as a system component to analyze catastrophic weather events. Through the company’s StormAI tool in the EagleView OnSite platform, insurance carriers can view pre- and post-event satellite imagery through the lens of Policies in Force (PIF) to quickly evaluate the potential effects that an event may cause.

With this virtual inspection tool, claims adjusters can close claims “rapidly” following a storm.

“Our customers rely on our high-resolution imagery to answer important questions, and we want to deliver those answers rapidly,” says EagleView CTO Ajai Sehgal.

“By utilizing high-resolution imagery from multiple camera sources alongside our advanced machine learning technologies, customers gain a complete understanding of a storm’s aftermath and can ultimately help communities recover faster.”