Friday, May 10, 2019

No Metadata? No Problem.

Where did the imagery come from? 

Even with limited information, a trained eye can glean clues in aerial imagery to learn more about it's origin. If this is your first time working with remote sensing data, here's some tips to research and interpret aerial imagery to make sure you've got the latest and greatest.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

MapCast Troubleshooting Checklist

Have you tried turning it off and turning it back on again?

The top roadblocks to success with your MapCast subscription and how to address them. In general terms, these checklists are the most relevant questions to ask to solve the most common issues when getting started with MapCast in any type of CAD or GIS. Consult your software's help files for specific instructions.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How To Buy Teranet Parcels For CAD & GIS

In Ontario, parcel mapping defining the boundaries of each property is maintained by Teranet. First Base Solutions is the official map data reseller to Canadian businesses working in land development, engineering, natural resources and more.

How To Buy Parcels In CAD & GIS Formats

If you use CAD or GIS software for your mapping projects, there are two recommended ways to purchase a section of the data in DWG or SHP format; MapWarehouse or custom order.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wrapping Up 2018

What's new, what's coming

In 2018, we accomplished important behind-the-scenes work in preparation for the upcoming launch of MapCast 2.0 in 2019. We also got to work developing relationships with data providers to bring new value-added mapping products to our MapWarehouse store as well as producing a library of mini tutorials to help you use them.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Tips To Sell Your Boss On MapCast

Fill out a requisition and hope someone signs it, or...

You see the value in the service, but how to convince someone else? Leverage the rapport you have with your manager combined with the tips below to get your company on MapCast. Here's how to talk to your boss like a boss.

If The Boss Says...
"The way we've always done it works fine."

Change is hard, there will be resistance. Your boss probably spent a long time and lots of money on getting the current system running as well as it does and feels hesitant to throw it away. The 'ain't broke, don't fix it' strategy doesn't usually cut it when it comes to technology though.