CoreLogic Reports Estimates Commercial Flood and Wind Loss for Hurricane Barry
August 16th, 2019 by Susan Smith
David Smith, Senior Director Model Development at CoreLogic, spoke with GISCafe Voice about CoreLogic’s recent announcement of residential and commercial flood and wind loss estimates for Hurricane Barry before the event occurred. According to this data analysis from the company, flood loss for residential and commercial properties in Louisiana is estimated to be between $200 million and $400 million which includes both storm surge and inland flooding. Insured flood loss from private insurers is estimated at less than $100 million. Wind losses are estimated to be an additional $300 million to $500 million. In total, insured flood and wind losses, excluding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) losses, are between $300 million and $600 million.
CoreLogic® is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. This information is directly drawn from company materials:
Insured residential and commercial flood loss covered by the NFIP is estimated to be between $100 million and $200 million. Uninsured flood loss is estimated to be approximately $100 million. Specifically, less than 20 percent of residential flood loss is uninsured. In Louisiana, approximately 500,000 total residential and commercial property policies are in force through the NFIP. Insured...
DroneUp Awarded First Multi-State Contract Providing Public Sector Access to Drone Services
Virginia Beach, VA (August 15, 2019) -- DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Services (RFP# E194-79435) by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide UAS (drone) services to all state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public bodies and entities in Virginia. The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement after a competitive request-for-proposal process with multiple national drone organizations.
DroneUp’s award includes but is not limited to service categories for Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Support, Aerial Inspection or Mapping Data Services, Agricultural and Gaming, and Agency Media Relations and Marketing. The Commonwealth anticipates that the primary users will be the Departments of Aviation, Emergency Management, Transportation, Forestry, Mines, Minerals and Energy, and all Public Universities and Community Colleges.
The services under the award are available for use by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. Participating states will be able to use the award for the benefit of state departments, institutions,...
University’s Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence degree becomes first undergraduate program to be accredited by USGIF
Herndon, Virginia (August 15, 2019)— The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has earned USGIF Collegiate Accreditation for its Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence ( GAI) bachelor of applied science program. Delta State is the first undergraduate degree program to achieve USGIF accreditation, bringing the total number of colleges and universities the Foundation has accredited to 18.
The BAS-GAI degree can be earned on-campus or online and is offered through Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies.
“Accreditation of our degree program signals the formal birth of a new academic discipline: Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence,” said Talbot Brooks, Director of Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies. “GEOINT was bundled up under geography and related disciplines for too long and its emergence as a discipline is overdue. Seeking both regional and professional accreditation was a long and difficult path, but we are glad to be the first and are committed to forever being the best.”
The Center works cooperatively with non-profit organizations such as USGIF and industry partners to deliver a curriculum of significant value to employers.
“Our students must...
CIT, The Center for Innovative Technology, announced today a ground-breaking contract that will improve state agency access to unmanned aerial systems service providers. Virginia’s Department of General Service (DGS) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) led the contracting effort on behalf of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States.
This initiative, a first for the UAS industry, now connects state agencies with approved vendors. These technologies will enable state agencies to have more affordable access to problem solving data and imagery. The four Virginia companies chosen in this historic initiative are:
DroneUp, LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection. DroneUp received the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CITS’s highest humanitarian honor earlier this year for finding a lost couple in the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark. www.droneup.com 
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OGC seeks public comment on draft charter for new Geopose Standards Working Group
The Geopose SWG will work towards a standard that will provide an interoperable way to express, record, and share the location, position, and orientation of objects
15 August 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft charter for the new Geopose Standards Working Group (SWG).
The main purpose of this SWG will be to develop and propose a standard for geographically-anchored poses (geopose) with 6 degrees of freedom referenced to one or more standardized Coordinate Reference Systems.
The combination of position (up/down [z], left/right [x] and forward/backward [y]) and orientation (pitch, roll, and yaw) with 6 degrees of freedom for objects in computer graphics and robotics is usually referred to as the object’s “pose.” Pose can be expressed as being in relation to other objects and/or to the user. When a pose is defined relative to a geographical frame of reference or coordinate system, it will be called a geographically anchored pose, or ‘geopose’ for short.
An object with a geopose may be any real physical object. This includes objects such as AR display devices (proxy for a user’s eyes), vehicles, robots, or even a park bench. It may also be a digital...
Lidar is a fixed wing airborne survey technique that uses laser pulses to record extremely detailed ground elevation measurements. These results have been integrated with previously announced air magnetic survey results and other field data.
Madsen-Dixie Fault Corridor Location and Detailed Structural Data: The new Lidar data confirms the presence, with high-resolution structural details, of the 50 km long fault corridor that hosts the new Great Bear Resources ("TSXV- GBR") Dixie gold discoveries to the southeast and Pure Gold's ("PGM – TSXV") Madsen area mines immediately to the northwest. The 7 km wide multi-fault corridor passes through the western portion of Pacton's Red Lake property, including the Carricona-Boyden area that is currently being mapped. (Figure 1). The importance of the Madsen-Dixie structural fault corridor is more fully...
USGIF Opens State-of-the Art Trajectory Event Center
The foundation’s new Herndon, Va., event space offers affordability and flexible design options
Herndon, Virginia (August 14, 2019)— The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation ( USGIF) recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center (TEC), in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.
Featuring flexible meeting spaces for up to 300 people, cutting-edge audio-visual technology, and live streaming capabilities, the TEC is an ideal location to host corporate events, training sessions, sales meetings, product launches, receptions, table-top exhibits, hack-a-thons, and much more.
“Whether it is USGIF’s Young Professionals Group looking to combine networking and professional education, or providing a flexible space to accommodate the cadences of USGIF Working Groups, we recognized the potential for the TEC to help USGIF advance the GEOINT Community,” said The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, chairman of USGIF’s Board of Directors.
The TEC is in proximity to Dulles International Airport and a four-minute walk from the planned Innovation Center Metro stop on the silver line. Ample complimentary parking is also available.
“The TEC is unlike anything I’ve seen in the Northern Virginia area,” said USGIF...