Over the past week while the massive flood was occurring in Colorado you may have heard DigitalGlobe touting a service called FirstLook – given that the floods were basically taking place right in the backyard of DigitalGlobe HQ I have to say that I was quite curious as to what the company would be doing in response to the events – Enter FirstLook. Simply put, DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook is an online subscription service for emergency management that provides fast web-based access to pre- and post-event imagery of world disasters delivered to almost any desktop or web-based mapping platform. FirstLook Plus integrates an additional layer of information to identify key features to aid responders by making analysis more efficient.
For those interested in more details about FirstLook, the company will be hosting a webinar on Sept 26. Note, the company has also put together a slideshare of analytics and reports from flood ravaged areas in Colorado.