Insights Into Remote Site Conditions Without Leaving Your Desk

Practical uses for aerial imagery and geographic data from First Base Solutions - the experts who brought you MapWarehouse.

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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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rarely Asked Questions: How To Use A Tile Map Service

If you can use Google Maps, then you're already an expert. It's much easier than you think.


What's a TMS?


TMS is a Tile Map Service. Aerial imagery from our planes is processed to create a highly detailed photo map that covers Southern Ontario. A grid is used to split the photo map into thousands of small tiles.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zoom2It Demo [Video]

How to search for Ontario aerial imagery with Teranet property boundaries

If you're new to Zoom2It, welcome! The most common questions from new users include 'How do I get the images I just bought' and 'How can I open this file?' Here's a few quick hints.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Decision Guide: Ground or Aerial Survey?

Quick Answer: Both!


Detailed topographic mapping from our MapWarehouse archives is popular with civil engineers to model terrain in 3D. Users can predict the flow of surface water, air movement, acoustic modeling, sight line analysis, make volumetric calculations, and even show depth on a flat image when used together with orthophoto. Most big projects, however, also have a ground survey component. Why buy DEM or contour mapping if you need a survey anyway? One's not better than the other, they both have their place in the project life cycle. Take a detailed look: