Geomni Launches New Mobile App for Ground Imagery and Drone Inspections
Users can perform a complete UAV inspection from the safety of the ground
Lehi, Utah, February 15, 2018 — Geomni, a Verisk business (Nasdaq:VRSK), has launched its new mobile app for ground imagery and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, inspections. The Geomni mobile app enables users to collect imagery and other data directly with their mobile devices or to conduct complete UAV inspections with compatible DJI drones.
“The idea behind the app is for inspectors in the field to be able to do their jobs without having to venture onto steep rooftops or climb to unsafe positions. They can now gather exterior imagery and measurements needed from the safety of the ground,” said Jeffery C. Taylor, Geomni’s president. “The app also gives them access to the power of Geomni property images and data in the palm of their hands—whenever and wherever they might need it.”
The Geomni mobile app enables iOS smartphones and tablets to act as remote sensing devices that can capture images and other data. This ground-based imagery offers unique views and angles, complementing imagery and data captured from aircraft and satellites. Images captured using the app are synced back to the Geomni cloud, enabling detailed measurements and reports for roof structure, siding, windows, doors, and more.
The improved remote sensing capabilities provided by the Geomni mobile app enable automated detection of several roof- and exterior-related items. This includes roof elements such as surface covering types, ridge capping, vents, and more.
When connected with a DJI drone, the Geomni mobile app offers unparalleled image quality and operational efficiency. Using powerful automated flight features, the Geomni mobile app assists with preflight checklists, including obstacle avoidance, and generates autonomous flight plans to ensure the drone executes the perfect flight mission, giving thorough imagery capture and property measurements of the structure or property.
Users can order Geomni Roof or Geomni Property data packages directly from the app, often allowing for easy comparisons of current and preexisting damage. In addition, the app was designed to be compatible with Verisk tools such as Xactimate® and 360IntelliViewTM, making the data collected by the app ready to integrate into existing workflows.
The Geomni mobile app is currently available for iOS devices on Apple’s App Store. An android version of the app is coming soon.
Geomni, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is centered around an address- and location-based database of property-related analytics. Using the latest remote sensing and machine learning technologies, Geomni gathers, stores, processes, and delivers geographic and spatially referenced information relating to residential and commercial structures. Property professionals can use the data to help determine scope of damage, discover hazards, assess risk, perform valuations, and much more. Our property analytics database supports a number of critical tools that protect people, property, and financial assets. Learn more at www.geomni.net.
Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields. Around the world, Verisk helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets.
Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk operates in 30 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500® Index. In 2017, Forbes magazine named Verisk to its America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list and to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list. Verisk is one of only seven companies to appear on both lists. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com.
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