Airbus supports Harvey Survivors with Airbus Aerial06-09-2017
Following the flooding and damage in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast, Airbus has started to utilize its Airbus Aerial drone data services to help Hurricane Harvey survivors and major insurance companies connect for help. Airbus Aerial is the commercial aerial data startup of the aerospace and defense giant based in the Netherlands and Airbus is the largest provider of satellite imagery in the world. Airbus Aerial provides aerial data and analysis to enterprise customers by combining drone data with that captured by high altitude aircraft and Airbus’ existing satellite infrastructure. This specific combination allows Airbus Aerial to provide analysis combining pre-event satellite data with current satellite data and low altitude images.
Airbus Aerial is making much of that data available for free to help victims, providing video, photos and other valuable data of homes and businesses that have been impacted by the hurricane to insurers. Insurers have started to use the data as a triage tool so they can prioritize where they send teams. The ability to utilize aerial data from satellite and drones allows for unique analysis. The Airbus Aerial platform can take radar data from before the storm and overlay imagery from after – allowing insurers and others to identify changes immediately.
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