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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Three Ways To Use Spatial Data For Development

Solutions for engineering & property development


Get the best possible results from your development site with the help of aerial imagery, topographic models, and other spatial data. Use the insights you gain from our high resolution orthophoto to ease communication with stakeholders and support critical decisions.

Site Details
Our high resolution imagery makes an excellent backdrop for even the most highly detailed small scale mapping focused on a single property. Crisp, clear, and unambiguous, our imagery offers engineers and CAD technicians a geographically precise depiction of the natural and built features in an area - individual trees and vegetative cover, footpaths, fences, drainage patterns, roads, above ground utilities, and other structures.

Site Analysis
Our customers in engineering and property development frequently make use of our complimentary data products to gain a complete, accurate, and up to date pictorial description of the site without engaging in costly ground surveys and site visits. Digital boundary files provided by Teranet depict property lines and easements, updated quarterly. Elevation data as DEM or contour lines allow engineers to identify peaks, valleys, slope and aspect of the land, which can be used for predicting the flow and ponding of surface water, acoustic and sightline analysis, and performing volumetric calculations on soil mounds and depressions. Search our online libraries of spatial data and you’ll find regulatory floodplain mapping and geological and hydrogeological strata models as well.

Improved Decision Making
Critical information which can only be gained through imagery and maps is key to quickly and effectively evaluating the conditions at the site, performing detailed measurements and engineering analysis, and making well-informed strategic decisions with respect to construction costs, project planning, and environmental impact. Using imagery to visualize the site is also by far the easiest means to share complex information between the engineer, project manager, and less technical stakeholders like investors. The end result is better communication, better planning, better use of resources, and better profits.