Flood victims mapped from the air shows immense impact of the NSW floods

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Aerometrex Limited has released fast-response aerial imagery of the NSW floods that shows the extent of damage in many regions

This MetroMap aerial image shows the extent of flooding in the March 2021 NSW Flood Emergency

Through their MetroMap platform, as well as third party datasets, Aerometrex has utilised their unique capabilities to immediately support the NSW Flood Emergency response activities through advanced analytics of the areas flooded in NSW.

In particular, these services have described the flood extents to Aerometrex’s industry and government partners in order to assist them in helping affected NSW communities recover in the coming weeks and months.

The system utilised synthetic aperture radar satellite imagery of the flooded areas sourced from COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service, headquartered in Europe.

The MetroMap platform and aerial imagery base, and the Geoscape building footprint and cadastral dataset also available on MetroMap as primary data sources.

These datasets were combined and analysed within MetroMap to produce a list of property addresses and specific buildings potentially affected by the flooding.

This information is vital to many organisations directly involved in managing and helping communities recover from this event, including:

  • Emergency services
  • Local Government
  • Builders
  • Fencing companies
  • Construction and engineering companies
  • Insurance companies.

Mark Deuter, Managing Director of Aerometrex, added: “The scale of this disaster makes it extremely difficult to identify and assist individual people who have been affected on a case-by-case basis.

“The advanced analytical techniques developed by our team and supported by our data partners provides this information within days of receiving the satellite imagery.

“This is an outstanding example of the analytical power and capabilities of the MetroMap platform to provide mission-critical data, in this case supporting the reconstruction and recovery process following the NSW floods.”

Up to date information on Community Advice and Warnings due to the ongoing NSW Flood Emergency should be accessed at: https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/ http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/