Insights Into Remote Site Conditions Without Leaving Your Desk

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Gain Insights Into Remote Site Conditions Without Leaving Your Desk: Industry trends, tips, and practical uses for aerial imagery and geographic data from First Base Solutions, the experts who brought you MapWarehouse.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Why Can't I Log In?

Troubleshooting Login Errors

There are few things more frustrating than get locked out of an account right when you need fast access the most. Here's the top three most common scenarios users encounter and how to fix them. If you have other difficulties with our services, please contact customer service at

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MapCast Tutorial

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn!

If you want to quickly learn how to use a WMS (web mapping service) to stream aerial imagery and geographic data into your desktop GIS or CAD software, or just want to improve your skills and learn a few tricks of the trade, this video will get you up to speed quickly with real world examples. Watch the videos and follow the transcript below.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gathering Places For Toronto's Faithful [Photoblog]

Hubs of the community

Toronto is one the most culturally diverse cities in the world! Check out these beautiful works of religious architecture from our aerial imagery in Toronto and surrounding area.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Building Explosions Around Toronto [Photoblog]

That blows!

A rare event, but there have been quite a few in the last couple of years. Our aerial imagery captures the before and after of these urban disasters.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Vintage Imagery Now With Vintage Pricing

Price drop across the board

First Base Solutions is pleased to announce that effective immediately, non-current orthophoto (aerial imagery) will be offered at a reduced price through MapWarehouse. Sales and marketing manager, Adam Sampson, declares, "This is huge. It's not a sale or a promotion, it's a long term price drop across the board."

Thursday, June 16, 2016

How To Interpret MapWarehouse File Names

RAQ's: Rarely asked questions

Anyone's who purchased aerial imagery or mapping data through MapWarehouse is familiar with the quick delivery of a zip folder containing a bunch of cryptically named files.


Did you know the string of numbers actually means something useful? By interpreting the file names you can find:

  • The data type (orthophoto, parcel, contours...)
  • The UTM coordinates of the file's insertion point
  • The year the data was produced
  • The data provider (FBS, Teranet, TRCA...)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Free Bandwidth To Experiment With MapCast

Hurry, this deal ends September 30, 2016 

If you've thought about trying MapCast, now's the time. MapCast gives you unlimited access to Ontario's largest WMS (web mapping service), delivering a base layer of current and historical high resolution aerial imagery and elevation contours directly into the CAD or GIS software you already use. Simply add data to your map project and choose a connection to MapCast instead of data stored locally.

Connect to MapCast with the software you already use!

Learn More: Download the MapCast Sellsheet