Geospatial Intelligence Center and Esri Team Up to Introduce New
Geospatial Intelligence Center and Esri Team Up to Introduce New Tool that Enhances Remote Property Assessments for Insurers
Virtual Inspection Studio provides access to high-resolution aerial imagery and precise measuring tools to improve underwriting assessments and expedite claims
San Diego, Calif. - July 9, 2019 - At the 2019 Esri User Conference, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and Esri today introduce Virtual Inspection Studio (VIS). A new tool available exclusively to GIC members, the VIS now enables insurers to enhance remote property assessments by utilizing ultra-high-resolution aerial imagery.
United States Automobile Association (USAA), showed their use of VIS during the plenary session at Esri’s User Conference on Monday, demonstrating how it proved instrumental in quickly assessing damage and settling claims quickly to help members get back on their feet after the 2018 California wildfires.
The GIC provides its members with advanced imagery and data to enhance the underwriting assessment process as well as to expedite claims and improve fraud detection following disasters. With the introduction of VIS, its members now have access to 360-degree views of properties as well as accurate measuring tools for distance and area calculations.
VIS allows a virtual inspector to capture...