New technology is changing how insurers investigate hail claims

April 23, 2014 No comments »

Chris Barrow, EagleView CEO, participated in this Dallas Morning News article about how technology is changing the insurance industry.

http://www.dallasnews.com

Remodelers’ Favorite Product

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Charlie Graves of Graves Bros. Home Improvement in Rochester, NY says EagleView is one of his favorite products!  Find out why:

 

http://www.remodeling.hw.net

EagleView® Technologies Launches GutterReport

March 17, 2014 No comments »

(Bothell, Wash., March 17, 2014) –EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, introduces the GutterReport, an EagleView measurement report designed specifically to help with the sales, marketing and installation of gutter systems.

 

“The new GutterReport supplies contractors with the measurements needed to prepare an estimate for gutter replacement or repair jobs,” explained Rishi Daga, EagleView executive vice president of commercial sales.  “The report gives the contractor confidence that their gutter estimate will be on target due to the technology of EagleView.”

 

The report is offered on both commercial and residential properties and provides eave measurements, downspout and miter corner count, as well as total number of stories by direction.  The customized cover page and color photos of the property turn the report into a professional presentation tool that can lead to increased sales closing rates and positions contractors as innovative business practitioners.

 

The GutterReport is available now and can be ordered online at www.eagleview.com or through EagleView’s mobile applications for smart phones and tablets.

EagleView® Technologies premieres GutterReport at International Roofing Expo

February 24, 2014 No comments »

(Bothell, Wash., February 24, 2014) –EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, will be presenting new products including an upcoming GutterReport and the recently released QuickSquares™ Report at the 2014 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, NV, February 26-28, 2014 in booth 763.

 

EagleView continues to work closely with roofing contractors in developing tools that drive business.  Releasing in late March 2014, EagleView will offer contractors the GutterReport, an EagleView measurement report designed specifically to help with the sales, marketing and installation of gutter systems.

 

The GutterReport will be delivered on average within 24 hours to provide contractors the immediacy that their customers want while giving the contractor confidence that their estimate will be on target due to the technology of EagleView.  The report offers a professional presentation including a customized cover page, color photos of the property, eave measurements, downspout and miter corner count, as well as total number of stories by direction.

 

“We are committed to developing tools that not only save the contractor time but also position their business and employees as innovative business practitioners,” stated Rishi Daga, EVP Commercial Sales for EagleView Technologies.  “EagleView measurement reports have revolutionized how contractors not only gain accurate structural and roof measurements but how they deliver extraordinary service to their customers.”

 

GutterReport will be previewed in the EagleView booth during the International Roofing Expo along with QuickSquares, another new product from EagleView that was launched in December of 2013.  “The QuickSquares report provides roofing contractors the total squares and predominant pitch, both of which are needed to quickly prepare an estimate for a residential roofing project,” continued Daga.  “The report is delivered on average in about an hour so the contractor can be the first to deliver an estimate to the homeowner.  Contractors are seeing great success with this product across the country.”

 

For more information on both of these products visit EagleView at IRE Booth 763 or at www.eagleview.com.

 

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

 

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Intrado to Sponsor and Present at EagleView Technologies’ FutureView® User Conference

February 7, 2014 No comments »

(Bothell, Wash., February 6, 2014) –EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, released updated information for their 2014 FutureView conference, namely the gold sponsorship and presentation provided by Intrado.

 

The recently announced formal partnership of Intrado, a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, and EagleView Technologies allows the companies to offer the integration of Pictometry® Intelligent Imagery® through Intrado MapFlex 9-1-1.® This integration will deliver the strongest visual aerial intelligence available to 9-1-1 centers across the country.

 

During FutureView, Intrado will be exhibiting and presenting new integrations while Intrado’s GIS Product Manager, Sean Whitehead, will be leading a class on MapFlex, the company’s new enterprise-hosted mapping solution for 9-1-1 PSAPs.  Intrado MapFlex utilizes the Integrated Pictometry Application (IPA) to serve up imagery for call takers.  The system will be demonstrated live by Whitehead, featuring the Pictometry integration accompanied by a technical discussion of implementation requirements.

 

Intrado will also be represented by Paul McLaren, Director of Solution Engineering, during a Disaster

Response panel.  This insightful panel discussion will feature emergency response and public safety professionals.  The lively discussion will focus on the use of Pictometry imagery and technology integrations such as MapFlex and how they can make a difference to government agencies providing strong and rapid disaster response.

 

FutureView, in its eighth year, provides government and infrastructure sectors with a view of leading-edge technology solutions and user training.  “This conference has become a yearly event for county and municipal assessors along with GIS, IT and public safety professionals,” stated Bob Locke, president of Pictometry Government Solutions.  “We are excited to showcase the developing joint technologies from our companies.”

 

For more information on FutureView registration and schedule visit www.pictometry.com/futureview.

 

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

Esri and Esri Canada to Sponsor and Present at EagleView Technologies’ FutureView® User Conference

January 27, 2014 No comments »

(Bothell, Wash., January 27, 2014) –EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, released updated information for their 2014 FutureView conference, namely the sponsorships and presentations of both Esri and Esri Canada.

With recent collaborations of Esri and Pictometry® technologies, FutureView attendees will be able to learn about the exciting evolution of 3D models that combine Pictometry Intelligent Imagery® and CityEngine, Esri’s leading 3D modeling technology platform.

Esri will be involved throughout the conference with presentations in the opening ceremony, class instruction and a training workshop.  “3D technology is trending as a “must have” for city, federal and infrastructure planning and organization,” stated Peter White, Product Manager for EagleView and Pictometry GIS solutions.  “Our partnership with Esri on this developing technology provides the expertise and data that our many joint customers and GIS professionals need.”

FutureView, in its eighth year, provides government and infrastructure sectors with a view of leading-edge technology solutions and user training.  “This conference has become a yearly event for county and municipal assessors along with GIS, IT and public safety professionals,” stated Bob Locke, president of Pictometry Government Solutions.  “We are excited to showcase the developing joint technologies from our companies.”

Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery for Esri, will be presenting a state of the industry for 3D modeling with Locke during the opening ceremony.  “We have a rich history with Pictometry as a key partner.  The 3D technology revolution has brought our companies even closer and is creating a buzz in the industry,” stated Jordan.  “We will be focused on 3D education at all of our joint events this year including the Esri User Conference in July.”

For more information on FutureView registration and schedule visit www.pictometry.com/futureview.

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

Los Angeles Consortium Selects Pictometry® to Provide Critical Data in Phase 4 of Digital Mapping Project

January 16, 2014 No comments »

(Bothell, Wash., January 16, 2014) –EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, announced that the Los Angeles Region – Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC), after a competitive request for proposal process, has selected Pictometry to provide both orthogonal and oblique images, building outlines and digital terrain data for phase 4 of the consortium’s mapping initiatives.

Phase 4 of the mapping and image acquisition project begins this year with eleven of EagleView’s 73 planes capturing Pictometry images of the county’s 4,000-plus square miles.   “This fourth phase will deliver even more products in a faster time frame than ever before,” stated Mark Greninger, Geographic Information Officer, County of Los Angeles.  The project has an aggressive schedule in terms of collection and delivery of images and data with final delivery of Pictometry products slated for summer 2014.  “We are very excited about the new Early Access option that allows our members to see raw images within 10-14 days of capture – something that we couldn’t do in previous phases,” said Greninger.

Beyond the initial data capture of Los Angeles County the contract offers additional benefits to government entities throughout the state of California.  “Because LAR-IAC did its due diligence with this comprehensive RFP process, any government entity in the state will be able to piggyback off the contract for their own image and data needs,” explained Greninger.

EagleView Technologies President of Government Solutions Robert Locke said that the awarded contract represents a continuance of the long-term business relationship the company has with the consortium.  “We are proud that we are able to continue to provide services to LAR-IAC and support them in this epic project,” stated Locke.

Locke noted that it is becoming more common for counties and cities throughout the United States to pool dollars and resources to acquire aerial images and data. “Counties recognized quickly that we offer a true enterprise-wide solution for multiple agencies,” explained Locke.  “The high-resolution images and analytical tools bring value to assessment, planning, public safety and more.  Cost sharing allows counties and cities to maximize their ROI and spread the financial investment across the many different agencies that benefit from the use of the images and tools.  It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

Greninger estimates that pooling resources and forming LAR-IAC has resulted in an estimated savings of $14 million throughout the first three phases of the project.  Greninger will detail the consortium’s success and share tips for replication of the LAR-IAC model as a featured speaker at the FutureView conference for Pictometry users, Feb. 9-12, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

 

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

 

About LAR-IAC

LARIAC is comprised of 20 county departments, 39 cities and fifteen other agencies and educational institutions.  In its tenth year, the group is cited as a highly recognized model for regional cooperation.

Verisk Analytics, Inc., to Acquire EagleView Technology Corporation to Extend Its Analytic Capabilities in Aerial Imagery

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Includes Ownership of Pictometry Subsidiary and Extensive Image Library

JERSEY CITY, N.J., January 14, 2014 — Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire EagleView Technology Corporation (“EVT”), the parent company of Pictometry International Corp., and Eagle View Technologies, Inc. EVT is an acknowledged leader in the United States of geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics and solutions to insurers, contractors, government, and commercial customers. The acquisition will accelerate Verisk’s position as a key provider of data, analytics, and decision support solutions based on aerial imagery.

Based in Rochester, New York, and Bothell, Washington, EVT was formed in January 2013 as a result of a combination of Pictometry International Corp., and Eagle View Technologies, Inc. The combined company maintains one of the most comprehensive image libraries, covering more than 85 percent of the U.S. population, more than one million square miles, and approximately 90 percent of total U.S. structures. EVT leverages this image library to provide proprietary solutions to property and casualty insurance, government, and a variety of other commercial markets. EVT has developed unique technology for image capture and processing, enabling understanding of physical property characteristics that can be used for valuation and risk management. With more than 24 petabytes of imagery-related data, EVT has established itself at the forefront of the market.

“The acquisition of EVT advances our position in the imagery analytics market, adding new municipal and commercial customers. The transaction supports the aerial imagery solution development that has been under way at our Xactware unit,” said Scott Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of Verisk Analytics. “We believe we can build on the comprehensive coverage of EVT’s library to expand solutions to our customers, including underwriting and, over time, international solutions as well. We look forward to combining the strong business built by the EVT team with Verisk’s analytical capabilities and unparalleled customer relationships in the property/casualty insurance market.”

Jim Loveland, president and chief executive officer of Verisk’s Xactware business, added, “We’re excited to welcome our new colleagues to the Verisk family and look forward to integrating their substantial knowledge and experience in imagery with our own. This acquisition will allow us to enhance our existing claims and underwriting software tools and expand the solutions we can offer to our existing property/casualty customers. We also intend to enhance solutions that EVT is currently providing to the municipal, government, and other commercial markets.”

“This combination is a natural culmination of the businesses we’ve built over the years and a win for our customers and employees,” said Chris Barrow, CEO of EVT. “Our teams stand ready to build on the strength of our existing solutions with the benefit of Verisk’s analytic expertise, customer relationships, and financial resources.”

The purchase price is $650 million to be paid in cash to stockholders of EVT. Verisk expects to receive approximately $25 million in tax benefits as part of the transaction. In addition, Verisk will reduce the cash payment by approximately $13 million to reflect an existing minority equity ownership in EVT. The transaction is expected to close by July 15, 2014, subject to the completion of customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory and shareholder approvals. Verisk expects to use cash on hand and available capacity under its revolving credit facility to fund the purchase. The transaction is expected to be neutral to adjusted EPS in 2014.

Verisk Analytics will provide further details about the acquisition on a conference call on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (5:30 a.m. Pacific time), available via webcast at http://investor.verisk.com. The discussion is also available through dial-in number 1-888-565-9340 for U.S./Canada participants or 706-634-5695 for international participants.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 14 days on the Verisk investor website and also through the conference call number 1-855-859-2056 for U.S./Canada participants or 404-537-3406 for international participants using Conference ID # 31024680.

About EagleView Technology Corporation
EagleView Technology Corporation is a leading provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government, and public utility sectors. The company’s patented image capture processes and 3-D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient, and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping, and more. For more information, visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com.

EagleView® Technologies Announces QuickSquares™ Reports for Rapid Estimating

December 2, 2013 No comments »

EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, is proud to introduce the QuickSquares Report.  An excellent sales and marketing tool for roofing sales teams, this report delivers an overall estimate of the roof size within approximately one hour from the time that the order is placed.

 

“The QuickSquares Report provides roofing contractors the information needed to quickly prepare an estimate for a residential roofing project,” explained Rishi Daga, EagleView executive vice president of commercial sales.  “The report is delivered on average in about an hour so the contractor can be first to deliver an estimate.  The customized cover transforms the report into a professional presentation tool that leaves a lasting impression on the homeowner.”

 

The QuickSquares product provides an easy price point for roofing contractors to quickly obtain an overall square count for residential roofs.  It works in conjunction with the entire EagleView suite of solutions offering an easy means to upgrade to an EagleView Premium report when more detail is required for ordering materials.  After winning the job, contractors can simply upgrade their QuickSquares Report to a Premium Report for industry-leading, precise measurements to be used for material ordering and production planning.

 

The report is created using EagleView’s patented technology and includes a color aerial image of the property.  It is available now and can be ordered online at www.eagleview.com.

 

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

 

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EagleView Technologies Announces Partnership with Intrado for Pictometry Image Integration

November 15, 2013 No comments »

EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, announced a formal partnership with Intrado®, a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions.  The partnership allows for the integration of Pictometry® Intelligent Imagery® through Intrado MapFlex 9-1-1®, offering 9-1-1 centers across the country the strongest visual aerial intelligence available.

 

An example of the powerful combination of Intrado and Pictometry recently took place in St. Johns County, Florida.   A web-based solution was deployed to the St. Johns 9-1-1 center enabling responders to view Pictometry imagery through MapFlex 9-1-1 software.

Utilizing the MapFlex 9-1-1 system, dispatchers had access to aerial imagery of the entire county when calls came in.  In addition to sending full dispatch information to first responders, dispatchers were also able to extract imagery of the call location using the built in Pictometry Export Tool.  The imagery is attached to an email sent to an agency device such as an in-car computer or smart phone, providing greatly improved situational awareness.

Along with the enhanced communication capabilities, two other key improvements of the overall system are redundancy and management of critical systems.  With the MapFlex 9-1-1 Pictometry integration, centers can maintain access to critical information and imagery.  The web-based interface allows users to simply log on to gain access.

“The integration of the systems has taken our center to the next level of productivity and response,” stated the St. Johns County 911 Coordinator, Dale Mitchell. “We are proud that we are one of the first PSAPs in the country to deploy this integration.  Using Intrado MapFlex 9-1-1 with the Pictometry imagery has the potential to be ground breaking for our county.”

“The Intrado and Pictometry integration and partnership will offer 9-1-1 centers leading-edge accessibility and situational intelligence for rapid response to all dispatches,” stated Robert Locke, president of Pictometry Government Solutions.  “EagleView is committed to building strong partnerships while extending the accessibility of Pictometry intelligent images nationally.  We know what an important part aerial intelligence plays in public safety.”

About EagleView

EagleView Technologies is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors.  The company’s patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.   For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.

 

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