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Watch & Learn: MapWarehouse is the easy answer to finding high quality geospatial data resources quickly and cost effectively. Watch the video to learn how to use MapWarehouse in four easy steps: Search, Select, Download, Work!

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Cheat Sheet: Compare All Data Products

Blog: The Better Way To Order Spatial Data

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SELECT: Learn how to preview data options using MapWarehouse’s common grid system, metadata groupings, item selection filter.

DOWNLOAD: Learn how to manage your shopping cart, select file formats, payment options and how to retrieve your order.

WORK: Learn how to work with data from MapWarehouse using GIS and CAD software with the benefit of a high-quality base layer.

Watch & Learn: 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. Watch the video to learn how to use VuMAP in four easy steps: View, Query, Measure, Report!

Blog: Researching Legal Descriptions for Ontario Properties

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Blog: Learn VuMAP Your Way

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Introduction: VuMAP is easy to use, with nothing to install, download or maintain.

VIEW: Learn how to view geographic data and the basics of the VuMAP interface.

QUERY: Learn how to query the map to find out more about a feature or layer.

MEASURE: Learn how to annotate, draw, and measure objects you see on the ground.

REPORT: Learn how to report on your research with sharing and printing tools.

Watch & Learn: MapCast is a web map service. In this this video you will learn how to Connect to MapCast, Display aerial imagery and elevation contours, Analyze your own mapping data in context, and Explore year over year changes in land use patterns.

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Blog: How to choose the data delivery method that’s right for your project

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Introduction: Learn the basics of what MapCast can do!

CONNECT: Learn how to subscribe to MapCast and establish a WMS connection in your favourite software.

DISPLAY: Learn how to navigate the data hierarchy, projection and layer settings.

ANALYZE: Learn how to make the most of MapCast’s data to interpret or create new vector mapping.

EXPLORE: Learn how to review year over year changes in land use, image layering, and updating legacy data.



Rapidly Research Site Details For Civil Engineering

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You may be planning a new development in a greenfield site or redeveloping a parcel in the core of the urban jungle. You may be dealing with complex geotechnical variability or working around tight time frames and limited access to the site. Whatever the project, the first step is finding out what’s there.

Fast, Accurate Site Analysis For Civil Engineers

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It’s not about what you’ve got, it’s about what you can do with it. Proper analysis of your building site can help your development blend well with the surrounding streetscape, maximize economic potential, or enhance any unique physical features. First Base Solutions gives you the tools to make the most of your location.

Satisfying Sophisticated Demands For Mapping Technologies

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Location intelligence is crucial to managing massive projects and making good decisions. Golder Associates is a Toronto based company engaged in ground engineering and environment related professional services for clients spanning the globe. First Base Solutions’ MapWarehouse has been Golder’s top pick to expedite the site research phase.

Improved Decision Making For Civil Engineering

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Once you’ve become familiar with the details of the site and identified its assets and pain points, ran a few simulations, and made a few educated guesses, the decisions you’ve made in the pre construction phase will be put into practice. The focus shifts to refining the details, tracking progress, allocating resources, and managing problems as they arise.

Make Property Management Faster And Easier

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For companies managing multiple properties, rooftops, pavement, landscaping and other big ticket real estate improvements go through cycles of routine maintenance, scheduled replacement, and emergency repairs. Performing these tasks quickly and efficiently is key to retaining good tenants and keeping the property owner happy.

Increase Real Estate Sales And Marketing
Real Estate

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In the highly competitive world of real estate, you need every advantage you can get when it comes to selling. Knowing your market and understanding the unique characteristics of the local neighbourhoods are good places to start. Efficiently managing your resources and administrative duties can also help optimize profit margins.

Reduce Real Estate Assessment Costs
Real Estate

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Property assessments are a routine exercise when there are changes to property ownership, legal description, where building or demolition permits were taken out, classification or zoning amendments, among other reasons. Correct value assessments are necessary to calculate property taxes that share the tax burden fairly among landowners, and provide residents with a predictable expense.

Make Accurate Estimates With The Click Of A Mouse

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Accurate measurements of building footprints, fences, slopes and the like allow you to estimate material costs and quote your customer quickly without ever leaving your computer. The result is that your staff, vehicles and equipment can be directed to where the profitable job is, and not waste time and gas driving all over town, or worse, stuck in traffic.

Improve The Guest Experience Through Better Facility Management

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Your business is customer-centric by nature and you want to offer value for money when guests come to your facility. By improving behind the scenes facility management processes, your resources can be put towards public facing operations that set your business apart from the competition.

Bright Ideas For Solar Energy Site Selection

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It’s no wonder given Ontario’s potential, both geographically and economically, that there are so many homeowners ready to invest in solar energy. If you’re a solar energy company footing the bill upfront for a microFIT installation, aerial imagery from FBS is the best and fastest way to make sure the site’s physical characteristics are ideal for solar production, and cost recovery.

Enertech Xchange Facilitates Public Awareness
Pipeline Safety

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Enertech is a start-up company formed in 2011 in Wichita, Kansas that helps pipeline companies manage not just their infrastructure conditions, but also their massive stakeholder contact lists. The Xchange Public Awareness platform built by First Base Solutions (FBS) on top of the Google Maps API is their basis for success.

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