Showing posts from 2017

Cost-Effective Aerial Imaging

UAV’s, or Drones as they are often called, have exploded into geospatial applications over the past few years. They offer a cost effective method to deploy and capture imaging that can be processed using photogrammetric methods to generate such diverse deliverables as DEM’s, volumetric analysis or simple images that can be used to record progression of construction projects or lifecycle status of infrastructure.

Celebrate GIS Day 2017

Originally started in 1999, GIS Day encourages the education of geography and the uses of GIS. Intended to be a grassroots initiative to display and highlight the practical use cases of GIS technology.
GIS has enormous hidden potential to increase productivity in every facet of our lives, from finding the most optimal route home to solving complex societal problems such as governance.

New 2017 Orthophoto Imagery Added

In preparation for the Winter, we are excited to announce the addition of new 2017 orthophoto data.This updated data is now available across all of our services. Whether you are a user of VuMAP or MapCast you can now access the imagery as part of your subscription. 

Digital Globe: Satellite Imagery Sale

With the most sophisticated commercial satellites in orbit, tap into the advantages of Satellite Imagery from DigitalGlobe. With the largest historical library, highest locational accuracy, largest collection capacity, and highest resolution, DigitalGlobe is trusted by more then 40 governments and countless innovative companies to deliver mission-critical imagery.

How Property Owners Can Prepare Against Floods

This Spring season has not been very kind to the GTA. We’ve seen a large amount of flood warnings, and substantial amounts of rain in the GTA.

Was this season just an anomaly or can we expect further rainfall in the future? What is your government doing to anticipate and prevent further flood related damages to your property?

VuMap - The Key to Remote Productivity

Cutting costs and time are a critical part of productivity and by leveraging geo-spatial technologies like VuMap, your organization can save a good chunk of that time and cost.

If your business relies on performing pre-site analysis for clients in order to quote them, then VuMap is the perfect product for your organization.

Crash Course: Elevation Imagery

Find the right elevation imagery for your needs
Elevation imagery from FBS is usually sold as either DEM with spot heights and break lines, or, as 1m interval contour lines derived from those DEM, but, we have a few other products you might not know about.

As you can see in the chart, there are five products that you can extract elevation data from. Each has different types of deliverable's, precision, and geographic coverage:

Crash Course: Orthophoto Imagery

What is Orthophoto imagery?
An Orthophoto imagery is aerial imagery that has been digitally corrected to be perfectly in scale.

What Does This Mean? 
This means all overhead perspectives are in uniform, You can draw on it, measure objects within the image with extreme accuracy; just like a conventional map.

It is capable of measuring true direction and distances free of any distortions that may have been caused by the aircraft.

Budget Buster! Take Advantage of this Great Deal!

Time to start breaking the bank! Maximize that budget you have leftover with this incredible deal from First Base Solutions. 
From February 1st to March 31st 2017If you purchase a 1 meter contours or DEM data on MapWarehouse, you will receive an additional 20% off any vintage orthophoto (below 2015) imagery!

This is your chance to act now if you want to combine DEM or Contours with orthophoto imagery for a more complete and detailed view of your area of interest!

New Toronto Spring 2016 Orthophoto Data Added!

Just in time for the winter thaw, we are proud to announce the addition of  new orthophoto data for the city of Toronto. Our fleet of Cessna's were able to take several flights across the city during the Spring of 2016, capturing every detail of the city from a controlled and consistent elevation.

Many changes can happen in just a short year throughout the city, if your organization depends on land usage and development, then having the most recent data is absolutely critical to maintaining your competitive advantage.

What can we expect from GIS in 2017?

With 2016 now behind us, it’s now time to look ahead, and discuss what industry experts predict to be the prevailing trends for GIS and Geo-Spatial Technologies for 2017, and more importantly, what it means for you and your business.
Lets begin by looking at the prevailing long term trends that should continue through the next 5 years. Then we will identify the short-term 2017 trends that are expected to grow.