The Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), initiated by the NICB, serves the insurance industry with geospatial support and data collected annually, 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 NICB’s partnership with several public and private organizations, including Vexcel Imaging, the premier aerial imaging company worldwide and Esri, the global leader in location intelligence.
Annually, the GIC is in the process of collecting high-resolutions “before” benchmark imagery on the ground and in the air in some 150 metros. Through a network of aviation companies, the GIC is prepared to reach any disaster area in the U.S. within two hours and can begin imagery collection as soon as it is safe to fly and skies have cleared.