With insurers still struggling to get quality data about the properties they are insuring, expect to see a small handful of companies emerging as leaders in this space. Also we can expect increased commoditisation of the data ("Satellite imagery as a Service?")
Most recently the partnership announced between PrecisionHawk and EagleView, and related acquisitions. Expect more to follow.
Drone c0mpany PrecisionHawk has announced a partnership with EagleView, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance and commercial sectors. PrecisionHawk also announced that it has purchased both HAZON Inc. and InspecTools Inc., businesses that specialize in the delivery of inspection services and technology for the energy industry.