Geomni, a Verisk Analytics business, has announced a new service that allows property professionals to dispatch a licensed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot to collect imagery and data of residential and commercial structures.
The information from the drone-based inspection is then used to create a Geomni Property data package, which includes high-resolution, 3D imagery that integrates with a repair estimating system.
This supplements the data available from Geomni’s database of imagery collected across the country by its fleet of aircraft. The data can be used by estimators, architects, appraisers, inspectors, assessors and other professionals who work with property, explains the company.
When immediate access to the property is available for the UAV inspection, the full package with detailed data, images and a report can be delivered in less than 72 hours, notes Geomni.
“The new UAV inspection service helps a wide range of property professionals fill some key needs while still delivering the important dimensions and property detail found in all Geomni Property data packages,” says Geomni’s president, Jeffrey C. Taylor. “The UAV inspection shows ‘at the moment’ conditions, such as damage on a very steep or unsafe roof. It can provide information for roofs with materials that are easily damaged when walked on. And our ultra-high-resolution imagery can be used to determine the scope of damages – plus many more uses that help provide information to ensure the safety of those working at the site.”