Expanding Aerial Imagery Collection Program Into Japan For Insurers

Note: Our operations partner, Vexcel, has announced a new aerial imagery and geospatial data capture program in Japan. As part of this expansion and our partnership with Vexcel, Blue Sky imagery will be available to the GIC and its members. Ask your member advocate for more info or request a demo today. Below is the news release.

October 5, 2021 – Announced today, Vexcel is expanding our aerial imagery collection into Japan, starting immediately. This new addition increases the footprint of the Urban Area program, an ultra-high-resolution collection focused on major metro areas around the globe. Japan’s largest cities, encompassing more than 68% of the population, will be collected under the expanded program.

“As we continue to grow our footprint globally, we are thrilled to add the beautiful country of Japan to our collection,” shared Erik Jorgensen, CEO of Vexcel Group. “Industries around the world are searching for highly accurate geospatial data, and our coverage across the most populous areas of Japan will provide new opportunity and better visualization for our customers’ project planning and design needs.”

A Complete View of Japan’s Cities

Customers from insurers to smart city planners, utility providers to HD map developers, will see Japan urban centers from multiple perspectives in a higher resolution. Products from the collection include Oblique and True Ortho aerial imagery, as well as Digital Surface Models and Multispectral imagery with a ground sample distance resolution of 7.5 centimeters (2.9 inches).

The Oblique imagery features a 45-degree, bird’s eye view of ground features from all directions. True Ortho imagery shows a top-down viewpoint without building lean, seamlines or distortion on the ground. The result: A highly accurate and complete picture of every street, building, house, and countless other features in Japan’s most populated areas.

This Urban Area information is collected by fixed-wing aircraft while carrying the award-winning UltraCam Osprey 4.1 sensors, designed and manufactured by Vexcel Imaging.

Collecting in 20+ Countries at Unprecedented Scale

Vexcel collects the largest aerial program worldwide annually, delivering geospatial data at a resolution, clarity, and accuracy that’s never been delivered on a global scale.

Vexcel’s Urban Area program produces ultra-high, 7.5cm-resolution oblique and true ortho imagery of major metro areas in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, and Europe.

In addition, Vexcel’s Wide Area program collects ortho data at 15-20cm resolution across the contiguous United States and more than 20 countries in Western Europe, including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Monaco, Ireland, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

Vexcel is the only aerial information program with ultra-high resolution urban area and wide area data collected annually around the globe.