The Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC), initiated by the NICB, serves the insurance industry with geospatial support and data, as well as first responders in disaster situations. The GIC operates as a consortium of insurers sharing pass-through program costs proportionally across GIC member insurers.
The GIC’s service is available as a result of partnerships with several public and private organizations, including Vexcel Imaging, the premier aerial imaging company worldwide, and Esri, the global leader in location intelligence.
The GIC collects high-resolution “before” benchmark imagery on the ground and in the air covering 900 cities and more than 80% of the U.S. population. Powered by industry-leading aerial camera technology and an extensive aviation fleet, the GIC offers a cloud-based imagery service capturing coast-to-coast imagery of the continental U.S., including ultra-high-resolution urban areas. The GIC is prepared to reach any major disaster area in the U.S. within two hours and begins imagery collection as soon as it is safe to fly, with imagery published within 24 hours of collection.
The GIC provides address-level aerial imagery to emergency personnel, GIC member insurers, and the media. To learn more, visit www.geointel.org. NICB member companies interested in participating in the GIC to receive more detailed imagery and analytics can contact Member Services.
Earlier in 2020, the GIC renamed itself to Geospatial Insurance Consortium from the Geospatial Intelligence Center.