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.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Seven Ways To Waste Time and Lose Jobs

Are you a contractor looking to retire in the poor house?  


Here's seven tips to get your business there faster.

Pop Quiz: Ontario History [Photoblog]

Photoblog  - Multiple Choice


Aerial imagery gives us technology to look at history from a new perspective.  Test your knowledge of local history sites below.


Places You Won't Even Recognize Today [Photoblog]

Photoblog - Before and After


Take a look at the aerial mages from First Base Solutions below and guess what they've become, then find out the full story below and see the latest Toronto imagery from Spring 2014. 

What Happened? [Photoblog]

Photoblog - Before and After


Take a look at the before and after aerial images from First Base Solutions, spot the differences, then find out the full story below.

Ontario Rocks [Photoblog]

Friday Fun Photoblog


Look at the images below.  Can you guess what these landforms are and how they were created?


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Win More Jobs With Less Effort

Make accurate estimates with the click of a mouse


Measure and assess your site with high resolution aerial imagery to estimate material costs and quote customers from your desk. Gain insights that help you make smart decisions and direct your resources to where they’re most profitable.


VuMAP

Access every place from one place!


VuMAP is a feature packed online mapping application that lets you measure, draw, compare imagery year over year and research land information from anywhere through a web browser.

  • Save time and money on site research
  • Evaluate locations without leaving the office
  • Make decisions based on facts not guesses
  • Communicate complex information visually
  • Did I mention there's a free trial?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

VuMAP Tutorial: VIEW, QUERY, MEASURE, REPORT

Learn your way


Watch the video or or follow the script below. The video is split into 4 parts: View, Query, Measure, Report.

View: learn the basics
Query: tools for researching property information
Measure: tools for planning and projects
Report: importing, exporting, sharing, and printing 
 


Related: Saving, Surfing, or Streaming? How to choose the data delivery method that's right for your project

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Free Trial

FBS offers customers a FREE TRIAL of its VuMAP Service.


First Base Solutions (FBS), a leading provider of geospatial data and services is now offering its customers a FREE 3 Day Trial of its VuMAP service.

VuMAP is a feature-packed online mapping application with easy to use, built in tools to measure, draw, compare imagery year over year, and research property information.

Related: Saving, Surfing, or Streaming? How to choose the data delivery method that's right for your project

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

We Are 15!

First Base Solutions Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary


First Base Solutions (FBS), a leading provider of geospatial data and services is excited to announce it just turned 15. Created in February of 2000, First Base Solutions has grown to be Ontario's largest provider of geospatial data and services. FBS's flagship services, MapWarehouse and VuMAP have helped to generate over 20 million in sales and over 500 unique visitors per month.

The Bottom Line

The Power of You


25th Annual Conference
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Sheraton On The Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, 30, 2015

In today's growing markets it's becoming harder and harder each year to turn profits.

  • Competition is growing
  • Consumers want to pay less but receive more
  • Increase in overall cost
  • Standing out is becoming harder  

To combat these concerns many companies are looking at new ways to approach traditional problems;

The Power of VU

The Power of You


25th Annual Conference
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Sheraton On The Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, 30, 2015

First Base Solutions is proud to be the gold sponsor at this year’s event and will be hosting a breakfast for all attendees on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 7:30-8:45.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MapWarehouse - Wrap It Up

Ontario's largest geospatial data marketplace!


We're done our series, MapWarehouse: SEARCH, SELECT, DOWNLOAD, WORK. Next up, we'll go over everything you always wanted to know about VuMAP.  Stick with us for the next series starting June 2, 2015.

This week, learn about how to become a partner with First Base Solutions.  Distribute your valuable geospatial data through MapWarehouse.

MapWarehouse - WORK: Tips & Tricks

Ontario's largest geospatial data marketplace!


We're almost done our series, MapWarehouse: SEARCH, SELECT, DOWNLOAD, WORK. Today you'll learn about ways to combine data and how to use geospatial insights in different industries.

Check out the recent posts here.

This week, the focus is WORK: 

Monday, May 4, 2015

MapWarehouse - DOWNLOAD: Tips & Tricks

Ontario's largest geospatial data marketplace!


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: 

The Better Way To Order Spatial Data

What can you do with tile index grids?


Did You Know...

You can download the coverage and tile boundaries for all the data you find on MapWarehouse? A great feature for frequent users, yet less than 2% of customers are taking advantage of it.

  • Free and unlimited
  • Choose KML (for Google Earth) or SHP (for ArcGIS)
  • Estimate your data requirements
  • Order faster and more efficiently

Friday, May 1, 2015

Let's Make A Deal

How to sell your geospatial data through MapWarehouse


We've got aerial imagery in spades. It makes a great base for many types of projects such as pre-engineering work, estimating material costs, or just to add context to your line drawings, but we know there's lots of quality data out there that would complement what you already find on MapWarehouse. That's where you come in.

Related: The Essential Cheat Sheet For Purchasing Digital Geo Data

Will Google Become Self Aware?

If a tree falls in the forest without analytics...


How did the world ever tick along for millions of years without being critically monitored in every respect? We'll never know since it wasn't being recorded and there was no team in place analyzing it.  Big data is being captured like never before and it has the power to transform everything; from big things like our economy to small things like how we decide what to make for dinner.  We're all participating in big data collection.  It affects us and we in turn affect it. Here's a few trends in big data to watch out for, according to Doug Laney, research vice president for Gartner Research.