Wednesday, November 14, 2018

RAQ: How Does Image Resolution Relate To Map Scale?

Will it Work? 

First, 20cm imagery is not the same as 1:20 map scale.

Maps are created with mix and match combinations of data sources. Each source may be fine on its own, but will the information make sense in the final composition? If you trust the source data providers are reliable and you've got a handle on the datum and projection issues but the finished map looks awful, consider mismatches in scale.

Dear FBS, What Does Aerial Imagery Have To Do With Baseball?

Dear First Base Solutions,

Your company does aerial imagery and mapping services, so why does your name sound like a baseball company?

Another rarely asked question, and one we're happy to answer. You see, 'Base' as in 'First Base' comes from 'Base Mapping', as in, our data is the 'First Base' layer for your project. Our 'Solution' is to enhance decision making for projects in any industry through the use of reliable, high quality information.

I Thought A Base Map Was The Same As A Topo?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Ready, Set, Research! [Video]

RAQ: How to export details of your saved research from VuMAP to a spreadsheet.

For a lightweight application, VuMAP sure does some heavy lifting when it comes to day to day productivity in your real estate or law practice. Today's rarely asked question highlights a simple but powerful built-in tool that will help speed up your research; the query tool.

  • Find the location on a map
  • Query to review the attributes of features in the area
  • Bookmark the chosen features
  • Save the attribute information to a spreadsheet

The video below will show you how, and lets you preview the property parcel features you won't see with a free trial subscription.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Planet Sized Data Delivery

Introducing Our Newest Data Partner: Planet Labs Geomatics

There's a million new reasons to choose MapWarehouse. First Base Solutions has entered a new reseller agreement with Planet Labs Geomatics, a provider of commercial satellite imagery, to bring over 1,000,000 square km of new Ontario imagery to MapWarehouse, and that's just the beginning!

Monday, April 30, 2018

WMS? TMS? WMTS? MapCast Subscribers Take Your Pick

An explanation in plain English without the WTF

As a new subscriber to MapCast, you'll need to connect to the service before you can get to work. On the MapCast dashboard there are five options. Here I'll recommend which connection type to use and when.

Your service connection type will depend on the software you plan to use.

First, a quick overview of what you can do with MapCast based on the connection type you choose. In all cases, MapCast delivers image tiles at various scales which are displayed in turn as the user zooms in or out.  The user has access to view the data, not direct access to the data itself, therefore, it can not be manipulated, saved or edited.