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We are Canada's leading provider of Aerial Photography, Orthophoto Mapping, Parcel
Mapping, Flood Line Mapping and Digital Elevation Modeling. Using our MapWarehouse,
our customers can locate, purchase and download high-quality geospatial images in a
variety of formats.
First Base Solutions is committed to delivering the highest quality geospatial data
and technologies available on the market today. This data arms our customers with the
right information to make crucial business decisions. Through our strategic
partnerships, we can provide satellite imagery as well as high-resolution aerial
photography using custom built web-based applications or the suite of Google™
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WorldView-3: Launch Day!
With just a few hours left, we are eagerly anticipating
the launch of WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe’s most sophisticated high resolution
imaging satellite ever put into orbit! Watch the launch live August 13,
2014 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 2:30 p.m. EDT via the ground-to-orbit webcast provided by United Launch Alliance.
Tune in about 20 minutes early and you’ll be able to hear the countdown!
WorldView-3 can provide 31 centimeter resolution imagery in panchromatic and 16 spectral bands. This “super-spectral” capability means we’ll be able to see the difference between a red car and a blue car. Very near-infrared enables distinguishing between a Maple tree and a Pine tree. While short-wave infrared provides the ability to “see” through clouds and haze, allowing users to identify houses near a forest fire through the smoke, for example. This is a capability that will be very useful in applications for mapping, land classifications, disaster preparedness and response, soil and vegetation analysis, geology uses, environmental monitoring and coastal applications.
The Heartbleed Bug
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial satellite imagery. FBS has been a reseller of DigitalGlobe imagery since 2009. We can help navigate the complex ordering process and offer value-added imagery processing services in house.
Contact us for a quote:
905-477-3600 ext. 280
A major flaw with online security was recently discovered that can be exploited to intercept sensitive information like passwords, private conversations, and credit card numbers. This flaw, known as CVE-2014-0160, The Heartbleed Bug, has affected over 60 million websites around the world from Yahoo to Canada Revenue Agency. Don’t worry, First Base Solutions sites were NOT affected. If you have purchased data through a First Base Solutions website using a credit card, be assured that we DO NOT store your credit card information anywhere.
First Base Solutions has been working diligently since the bug was discovered to apply security patches to our sites that eliminate this threat in the future. To further mitigate the threat, we strongly recommend that you change your password for websites you access securely such as online banking and email. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns about First Base Solutions sites at:
FBS Completes Google Maps API v3 Upgrade
905-477-3600 ext. 280
Google Maps API is the world’s most popular mapping application, used on over a million websites to date, including MapWarehouse and VuMAP, First Base Solutions’ online access points to our library of orthophoto and spatial data. Google Maps API v2 is no longer supported and has ceased to function altogether as of November 19, 2013.
For those still using Google Maps API v2 on your own website who may be looking to quickly implement the upgrade to v3, FBS is qualified to perform the code migration for you, or, train and support your developers along the way.
First Base Solutions has been a Google geospatial partner since 2007. Our team has been responsible for systems development, license sales, implementation, and training on the Google Maps API, Google Earth Enterprise and Google Maps Engine products across a number of vertical markets: government, including defense, security and intelligence organizations, utilities, renewable energy, third party service providers, and more.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary evaluation of your application code in order to establish scope.