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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

VuMAP Tool Tips

Quick overview of the VuMAP Toolbox

Drawing Tool
Draw lines or closed shapes over the map, name and save your sketch under the "My Marks" tab. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Get Lost! [Photoblog]

Fun on the farm

Ontario farms have expanded into family entertainment destinations in the last few years - and it's not just your typical hay rides anymore. Check out these large scale corn maze designs from the air!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

$100 Not Going As Far As It Used To?

Best $100 per month investment for your business

For a lot of us, $100 is a tank of gas. If you use that $100 tank of gas to drive your crew and equipment out to investigate various work sites, add your labour costs, plus any lost opportunity costs while your assets and gear are tied up on the road. That $100 tank of gas actually costs your business far more than face value.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

JD Barnes Limited Acquires OnSite Locates Inc.

Underground cable and pipe utility locating services throughout Ontario

First Base Solutions is pleased to announce that OnSite Locates Inc. has merged with our parent company, JD Barnes effective September 1st, 2016. 

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.