All Hail Breaks Loose: Can Shock Waves Stop Hail Season?

Hail season: there’s no stopping it, though many have tried. In 14th century Europe, people thought they could prevent a hailstorm from occurring by ringing church bells or firing cannons. This belief lasted into the 19th and 20th centuries with the use of hail cannons, which create shock waves thatRead More

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Post-Event Imagery: Why It Matters When Disaster Strikes

While no jurisdiction ever wants a disaster to occur, anticipating the risks of a flood, hurricane, tornado, or other event can help reduce damage and potentially save lives. Emergency managers, assessors, GIS professionals, public safety leaders, homeland security agencies, and others use Pictometry imagery to see the changes before andRead More

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The Big Lesson from the FutureView 2017 Speaker Sessions

This year, EagleView® had more than a dozen guest speakers join us for FutureView® 2017. One thing was clear from all of their presentations: more agencies are sharing usage of Pictometry® imagery solutions from EagleView. Budget constraints and the RFP process can present challenges for agencies. This means that smallerRead More

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What Can Interior Mapping Do for These 5 Public Safety Professions?

The uses for interior mapping and three-dimensional models are vast within the public safety arena. Critical360®, the indoor mapping and 3D model solution from EagleView®, gives users a 360-degree panoramic view inside a structure. Critical360 users can annotate the maps and imagery to include room numbers, building names, and location informationRead More

An example of how Critical360 works, from our video

How to Stay Prepared for Winter Roofing Emergencies

A winter storm blows through your region and leaves neighborhoods buried under layers of snow. Soon enough, the calls come in from homeowners with winter roofing emergencies. As a construction professional, you know what to expect when a blizzard hits. Heavy snow and ice can cause leaks and destroy gutter systems,Read More

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What Public Safety Can Do About Dangerous Winter Driving Conditions

Early in December, footage surfaced on the internet of a traffic pileup on a Montreal street. The video shows buses, passenger vehicles, a snow plow, and even a police car all careening down an icy road and into one another at the bottom of a steep hill. Thankfully, likely dueRead More

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From Falling Trees to Frozen Pipes: 4 Big Wintertime Insurance Claims

While winter weather may not sound like a big deal to some, it can lead to costly – and even deadly – hazards around the house. In fact, winter weather is the third biggest reason for all property insurance claims from catastrophic events, behind events like tornadoes and hurricanes. TheRead More

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4 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Assessors in 2017

With the New Year almost here, those of us with Type-A personalities are already busting out new day planners and creating our to-do lists for 2017. This is also an ideal time for assessment officials, regardless of personality type, to figure out what they can do to stay productive throughoutRead More

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The Changing Face of Insurance Claims in the Aftermath of a Hurricane

This autumn, Hurricane Matthew devastated the Southeast United States as well as parts of the Caribbean, South America, and Canada. The tropical cyclone caused an untold number of injuries and deaths and resulted in billions of dollars in damage. The aftermath of any disaster can be difficult, including for homeownersRead More

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What Can Imagery Do for Oil and Gas Infrastructure?

This June, President Obama signed into law the PIPES Act of 2016, also referred to as the SAFE PIPES Act. The legislation, according to DownstreamToday.com, “gives the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) new regulatory authority over operators of the United States’ nearly 3 millionRead More

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