Nearmap Aerial Imagery Now Available for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Newly captured aerial maps show before and after images to support
cleanup efforts by public safety organizations, utility companies and
insurance agencies

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HurricaneFlorenceNearmap,
a premium global location content provider specializing in
high-resolution, aerial maps, has flown and captured areas in North and
South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. This imagery is already
supporting the extensive cleanup and reconstruction efforts across the
wide ecosystem of public safety, utility companies, insurance agencies,
and numerous contractors in many industries.

High-resolution captures from the Wilmington and Myrtle Beach areas are
now online and available for immediate use with more areas scheduled to
come online over the next several days. The post-hurricane coverage
includes about 4,530 square kilometers around the coastline from
Newport, N.C., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., covering a population of about
752,000 people.

Before the hurricane, Nearmap had already covered more than 30,000
square kilometers in North and South Carolina with ortho imagery and
more than 12,000 square kilometers with oblique imagery. With previous
aerial maps taken at least once a year totaling over 140,000 square
kilometers online, some of them dating back to 2014, users are able to
compare current imagery with historical photos.

“A key element to the recovery efforts is having access not only to
high-resolution imagery from after the storm, but also to historical
aerial captures from before the storm hit,” said Rob Newman, CEO and
managing director of Nearmap. “Historical captures provide consistency
and contrast, enabling crews to look at the current truth on the ground
and compare it to previous time periods to help assess the damage along
the coastlines.”

All pre- and post-hurricane imagery can be accessed through a standard
web browser using Nearmap’s intuitive MapBrowser™, through Nearmap
partners, or via APIs to integrate with common GIS, CAD and other

All the Nearmap pre- and post-hurricane imagery is published at sub-3”
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD), which allows users to see great detail
on the ground. At this resolution, they can clearly identify important
ground conditions such as roof blow-off, property damage and flooding.
The same is true for streets and all other ground features, providing
details for users to complete analysis both pre and post storms.

“Our thoughts are with the residents of North and South Carolina
recently impacted by the hurricane,” said Newman. “We are pleased that
Nearmap customers are using our imagery to help restore these
neighborhoods, and help residents fix and rebuild after rooftop,
flooding and other damage.”

Nearmap customers use aerial imagery to assist in the following aspects
of post-disaster cleanup:

  • Public Safety: Access to immediate, crystal-clear aerial imagery of
    areas affected by storm damage for emergency response routing and
  • Utilities: View all areas where above-ground utilities have been
    affected and also see where infrastructure is down or damaged and
    causing hazards.
  • Reconstruction Efforts: Compare historical image captures with
    post-event imagery to see structure elements and provide proper
    measurements to rebuild.
  • Insurance: View impacted properties to see first-hand damage and
    potential structural damage.

To see some of the images captured, including historical comparisons in
the Hurricane Florence area, visit

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most current location content in the world, allowing businesses and
governments to explore their environment easily. With Nearmap,
organizations unlock opportunities that consistently inform
decision-making and profoundly transform the way they work. Our
high-resolution, frequently updated aerial imagery is 3-inch GSD, better
than satellite imagery. Delivered within days of capture, Nearmap shows
changes over time. Users save time and money, reduce site visits, and
efficiently plan with current, clear imagery.

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MapBrowser™ or accessed via Esri® and Autodesk products.

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