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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Crash Course: Elevation Imagery


Sample contours map

Find the right terrain map for your needs


Elevation data from FBS is usually sold as either DEM with spot heights and break lines, or, as 1m interval contour lines derived from those DEM, but, we have a few other products you might not know about.

As you can see in the chart, there are five products that you can extract elevation data from. Each has different types of deliverable's, precision, and geographic coverage:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Crash Course: Orthophoto Imagery


An orthophotography view of an industrial facility
High Resolution Orthophoto Imagery

What is Orthophoto imagery?


An Orthophoto imagery is aerial imagery that has been digitally corrected to be perfectly in scale.

What Does This Mean? 


This means all overhead perspectives are in uniform, You can draw on it, measure objects within the image with extreme accuracy; just like a conventional map.

It is capable of measuring true direction and distances free of any distortions that may have been caused by the aircraft.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Budget Buster! Take Advantage of this Great Deal!


Time to start breaking the bank! Maximize that budget you have leftover with this incredible deal from First Base Solutions. 

From February 1st to March 31st 2017If you purchase a 1 meter contours or DEM data on MapWarehouse, you will receive an additional 20% off any vintage orthophoto (below 2015) imagery!

This is your chance to act now if you want to combine DEM or Contours with orthophoto imagery for a more complete and detailed view of your area of interest!

Monday, January 30, 2017

New Toronto Spring 2016 Orthophoto Data Added!


Just in time for the winter thaw, we are proud to announce the addition of  new orthophoto data for the city of Toronto. Our fleet of Cessna's were able to take several flights across the city during the Spring of 2016, capturing every detail of the city from a controlled and consistent elevation.

Many changes can happen in just a short year throughout the city, if your organization depends on land usage and development, then having the most recent data is absolutely critical to maintaining your competitive advantage.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What can we expect from GIS in 2017?

Top 6 trends of 2016
With 2016 now behind us, it’s now time to look ahead, and discuss what industry experts predict to be the prevailing trends for GIS and Geo-Spatial Technologies for 2017, and more importantly, what it means for you and your business.

Lets begin by looking at the prevailing long term trends that should continue through the next 5 years. Then we will identify the short-term 2017 trends that are expected to grow.

Friday, December 23, 2016

FBS Year In Review 2016

Another year has flown by quickly


At First Base Solutions, we're wrapping up our 16th year of serving Ontario's top companies with aerial imagery and geographic services. Here's just a few of the highlights:

Jet Setting

We've upgraded our technology with a new camera! We were busy flying and collecting aerial imagery around the GTA including Simcoe, Peel, York, Toronto, and Durham. The new imagery is available for sale on MapWarehouse and added to the collections in VuMAP.

New 2016 Aerial Imagery Coverage