Friday, January 17, 2020

Best of the Zoo! [Photoblog]

School's out on Monday and the kids are acting like caged animals? Take them to see these amazing creatures.


A few of the best shots from around the Toronto Zoo captured over the last few years in our aerial imagery.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What Can I Do With 8 Band Imagery?

512 RGB Visualizations to choose from


The satellite imagery we provide is often ordered as "natural colour" with red, green, and blue spectral bands to simply provide a base layer for mapping in areas where aircraft sourced orthophoto is not available or not current enough. For more sophisticated applications, multi-spectral imagery with 4 bands or 8 bands can be ordered to view imagery in "false colour".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What's EPSG And How Do I Use It?

Standardized and simplified spatial references


EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. They publish a database of coordinate system information. The EPSG number is a 4 to 6 digit number that represents the parameters of a coordinate reference system. EPSG numbers are embedded in georeferenced files, and assigned by the user to mapping projects that can display those files.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Ordering Planet Satellite Overview

If you've missed our recent lunch & learn event, here's a quick summary of what the combined power of First Base and Planet have to offer


Satellite imagery from Planet is ideal for both visual and analytical uses. The agile approach to aerospace allows the entire earth to be captured every single day with a turnaround time of just a few hours. Top uses include:
• Engineering
• Agriculture
• Planning & Design
• Natural Resources
• Infrastructure
• Consulting
• Business Intelligence
• Crisis Management

What's Available?


Fresh: New imagery is added daily!

Archives: Planet offers hand touched, colour balanced mosaics with low or no cloud. Mosaic basemaps are compiled from the best images weekly, monthly, and quarterly.

Friday, September 20, 2019

MapCast Transitions

Helping you navigate the new system


10 years ago FBSWMS (First Base Solutions Web Mapping Service) was launched to deliver our aerial imagery mosaic base layers directly to your desktop mapping projects. In 2016 FBSWMS was rebranded as MapCast reflecting the expanded capabilities of the service to be used with more connection types. This year, we're improving MapCast again with new administrator tools to build custom subscriptions and track your users, plus an expanding data catalogue. If you've been with us from the beginning, here's some tips to smooth the transition.

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New MapCast Self Sign Up Process