EagleView® Technologies, Bothell, Wash., and Pictometry® International, Rochester,
N.Y., recently merged to create a company that would provide leading technology
specializing in high-resolution aerial photography, automated 3D measurement technologies
and overall software solutions. The company used Rapid Access™ technology to document
recent catastrophic storm events in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as wildfires in
The company gathers post-event imagery within days of an event for disaster recovery
support, and its reporting services provide rapid reporting for structural restoration
with exact measurements for claim completion.
"The ability to capture images and provide structural reporting is essential for
rapid recovery after a catastrophic event," says Chris Barrow, chief executive officer
and president of EagleView Technologies and Pictometry International. "We are committed
to flying every major storm event and having images available directly afterward."
In response to the devastating tornados that swept through Oklahoma at the end of
May, Cleveland County, Okla., was being flown over and photographed to help the
county crews assess property damage. Additional areas of the state also were flown
over as part of the Rapid Access program.
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