An aerial view following a disaster can help save lives, beyond their uses as search and rescue platforms. In the hours immediately following a disaster, the use of UAVs can help determine the areas needing urgent support, allowing government services and aid agencies do deploy their teams and resources where they can make the biggest impact. As rescue slowly moves to recovery, aerial systems can be used to create 3D maps, models and orthomosaics that illustrate exactly where and to what extent an area has been damaged. This information helps governments repair and rebuild communities damaged by natural disasters. If maps are created before a disaster, they may even allow people to re-create the area exactly.