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.

New Data In 2018 


Ontario Satellite Mosaic

Skip the custom order! We worked with Planet Labs to offer our customers complete and up to date coverage of the entire province at 1.5m resolution, an excellent (and economical) option for 1:5,000 scale mapping and remote areas. Over 1,000,000 sq. km are now available through the pick and pay online store, MapWarehouse.

1.5m Resolution


LiDAR Elevation Mapping

Newer, better, cooler. You asked, we delivered. Our data partners at Airborne Imaging supplied us with GTA coverage at +/- 10cm accuracy with 1m pixels. Think of it as a picture where the pixels hold an elevation value instead of a colour. Better yet, play around with a sample file

LiDAR With Colour Ramp

Spring 2018 Imagery

In 2018 year we covered approximately 65,000 sq km. with over 100,000 new images! We’re currently setting up flight plans for our 2019 spring season. Contact us now to quote for your project for imagery and mapping at a very high resolution (2.5cm to 30cm).

Updated leaf-off imagery was collected around Southern Ontario, plus Alberta imagery from our partners at Tarin. Now available:

Southern Ontario

New Spring 2018 Aerial Imagery
  • Dufferin (20cm)
  • Durham (15cm)
  • Kingston (20cm)
  • London (10cm)
  • Milton (10cm)
  • Niagara (10cm)
  • Peel-Credit Valley (15cm) 
  • Port Hope (15cm)
  • Toronto (8cm)
  • Waterloo (12cm) 
  • Woodstock (5cm)
  • York (10cm)
 
Alberta Imagery
Central Alberta (30cm)
  • Big Lakes
  • Brazeau
  • Clearwater
  • Kneehill
  • Northern Sunrise
  • Mountain View
  • Red Deer
  • Saddlehills
  • Smoky Lake
  • Thorhild
  • Wetaskiwin
  • Wheatland
  • Yellowhead


 

 Video Quick Tips

Technical support 24 hours a day! Our quick tips video library, tutorial blogs and FAQ's are always expanding. Got a question? Let us know.

 

 

 

Coming In 2019

 

MapCast 2.0

Coming in 2019, MapCast will undergo a major release with a multitude of new features for our WMS users. There will be expanded and updated imagery for Alberta and Ontario, including the new Ontario satellite mosaic from Planet labs. In this release you'll also see for the first time a substantial amount of vector overlay data from provincial and other open data providers. Roads, water, and green spaces, plus municipal data like zoning can be added on to your subscription, styled and kept up to date for your convenience.

Account administrators will be especially pleased with the upcoming release. Online tools to manage your account and monitor your team's activity will be in place to streamline data overages, subscription renewals, and keep informed about your bandwidth usage.

We're also planning a webinar for the new year, but you can start sending us your questions now! Watch for upcoming news about the release on social media.

 info@firstbasesolutions.com

 

 


Coming Event - Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance

The first part of 2019 is already looking busy. February 13-15 we'll be at the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, celebrating 15 years. Til then, dig safe.

 
https://orcga.com/events/

 

 

Coming Event - Good Roads

February 24-26 we'll be at the 2019 OGRA Conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. It's the Ontario Good Roads Association 125th anniversary, and this year the focus will be on asset management, planning and change. Our own Peter Hettstedt will be in attendance. See you there.

http://ograconference.ca/

 

Coming Event - URISA BeSpatial ’19

May 1-2 we'll be exhibiting! Save the Date: May 1 & 2 at the Bayview Golf and Country Club, Thornhill.

 

Fall 2018 Imagery

Leaf-off imagery was collected recently and will be released in 2019 at 20cm resolution for Brockville, Chatham, St. Thomas, and Wallaceburg. Subscribe to data update alerts for details.

Imagery coming in early 2019



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