MapWarehouse - DOWNLOAD: Tips & Tricks

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We're past the half way point of our series, MapWarehouse: SEARCH, SELECT, DOWNLOAD, WORK. Hopefully you've learned a few tricks, let us know if there's something you'd like to learn more about.  Check out the recent posts here.

This week, the focus is DOWNLOAD: 

How to Download?
Learn how to DOWNLOAD data from MapWarehouse. Manage your shopping cart, select file formats, payment options and retrieving your order.

A bit about file types...
Mr. Sid Who?
At the MapWarehouse checkout, you'll need to choose a format for the files you've added to your cart before your order can be delivered. JPG and MrSID are the most popular compressed image formats. Both formats can be read by most up-to-date CAD and GIS software. The best file format to use for your particular project depends on what you're planning to do with the imagery layer.

Tips for data management...

Be Inspired By INSPIRE
Spatial data management
in particular is so important to the success of organizations these days, in the European Union, the INSPIRE directive was created to standardize the approach for the benefit of public policy makers across the entire European community, with full implementation expected by 2019. If you're in the position to set up a modern spatial data department for your company, large or small, here's a few underlying basic principles to keep in mind...


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