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insurance Blog Posts

Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Insights

Planet’s daily monitoring of Hurricane Harvey shows how frequent data can help governments, insurers, and first responders direct emergency relief efforts and better prepare for natural disasters in the future. View our complete Insight: Anatomy of a Catastrophe, to see how Planet’s imagery was used to assess Harvey’s impact on Houston.

Tracking Harvey, the Once-in-a-Millennium Storm

Stories

Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system – 50+ inches – and ranks as the second costliest storm in the […]

Space: The New Frontier of Insurance Technology!

News

It’s no surprise that 2017 is on track to be one of the most expensive ever for insurance providers. According to various estimates, insured losses are expected between $70 billion to $100 billion. As a result, claims adjusters and underwriters must rely on timely access to empirical data to develop a current […]

Slingshot Aerospace Maps Flooded Areas following Hurricane Harvey

Stories

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston earlier this month, Slingshot Aerospace, a Planet Application Developer Program partner, leapt into action. Working with Team Rubicon and the BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP®), Slingshot was able to use its flood detection algorithms on up-to-date satellite imagery to determine the extent of the […]

Dattabot: Helping Indonesian Farms Secure Loans With Space Data

Stories

Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term problems. For Indonesian farmers, the uncertainty of weather patterns, soil conditions, and […]

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