FloodInsights' Birdseye Geocoding Patented
CDS is pleased to announce it has been granted a patent for Birdseye Geocoding. For those of you who aren't familiar with this feature, it enables users to have the ability to more accurately geocode an address by leveraging aerial photos.
How it Works
When someone types an address into FloodInsights, address dictionaries will locate the request, then place it on a flood map. In some cases, the geocoded location is not in the correct place. This often happens in rural areas, new developments or with large facilities on big parcels. With Birdseye Geocoding, users can manually move the point (subject) to the correct location and FloodInsights will automatically recalculate all of the results based upon where the user moved the subject on the photo. So if a user can physically identify a building in the aerial photo, they can be sure to get the best possible answer.
Benefits of Birdseye Geocoding
Although there are many instances where users don't need an exact match, this tool is invaluable when used in conjunction with our FEMA Flood reports, where an exact placement is crucial. A spotted point that's located on a mailbox, instead of house can mean the difference between being "In" or "Out" of a FEMA flood zone. Also, this feature is great for appraisers who're appraising corporate campuses, schools with multiple buildings, farms or large manufacturing facilities. For more information about Birdseye Geocoding or FloodInsights, please contact customer support at 1.800.746.7797.