Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Trimble Introduces Tekla 2018 BIM Software Solutions
SUNNYVALE, Calif.- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today three new...
Drone Alliance Europe Introduces New Executive Director alongside Panel Discussion on the Future of European Drone Integration
Brussels, Belgium  – Last night, Drone Alliance Europe (DAE)...
Swift ​​Navigation ​​Introduces Skylark, a Cloud-Based, High-Precision GNSS Service
San Francisco, CA— Swift Navigation, ​​a ​​San ​​Francisco-based ​​tech...
Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 Now Available with New 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities
Hallowell, Maine  - Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased...
Quantum Spatial Awarded $1.5 Million Illinois Tollway Contract for Aerial Mapping Services
Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data...

March 5, 2014
Insurers Eye Unmanned Earth Observing Aircraft

The insurance industry is looking into using unmanned aircraft for claims applications.

Grant Goldsmith, the president of Overwatch, a provider of high-risk insurance for international contractors, says he has been approached by insurers interested in using drones for claims work.

According to Goldsmith, one company representative approached him, indicating an ex‑military person now employed within the claims department suggested the use of drones after the carrier became overwhelmed with Superstorm Sandy claims.

Jason Wolf, a property defense attorney and shareholder at the Fla.-based firm of Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, sees drones being used for aerial surveys of property damage to insured roofs.

“You get to see everything,” said Wolf. “You may not even need to go up on the roof. You can see every single inch of the entire property, just with the touch of a few buttons.”

He also expects drones to be used by insurers after a catastrophe.

Image courtesy of Claims Journal.

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.