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...)