Ski Passes of North America 2019-20

Ski Passes of North America 2019-20

Why struggle with where to ski. Compare 15 passes here! Ski Pass Mapping Major Multi-Resort Ski Resort Ski Passes 2019-20 by Mapsynergy Comparing all the major multi-resort passes in one place. If you are looking for your next ski pass, start here first! With passes changing all the time and the sheer number of locations in each pass getting overwhelming. We decided to take a slightly different approach this year. With the major difference not being where can you ski…

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GIS Worth

GIS Worth

For most people GIS is one of those words that don’t really mean anything. And lately we have seen many articles downplaying the term GIS. While we do agree that GIS is a confusing term for the masses what it does is lost in the message. Going further it’s value is always overlooked especially in the private sector. So what is GIS worth? GIS Worth How do you answer this ambiguous question? One could start with the value of assembling…

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Seeing the Bigger Picture

Seeing the Bigger Picture

How do you use maps? While we hate to say this, is it in a traditional PDF or Image? Showing an aerial or street map with simple yet easy to understand dots, labels or logos? Does it get the job done? If so stop here. If not read on about seeing the bigger picture. Seeing The Bigger Picture This week we found that the above question is front and center in most of our clients minds and resulting projects. Are…

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Counting Cars

Counting Cars

We had an interesting request not too long ago and it really sparked our interest. On the surface it entailed days of data collection that was honestly quite a large project to chew on. It involved the process of Counting Cars. Sounds like this project could apply to just about anything right? Want a hint? It’s a Commercial Real Estate project. Counting Cars So let’s back up. One of our long time clients needed some assistance in figuring out what infrastructure…

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3D Ski Maps

3D Ski Maps

Over the last few years we have been experimenting with the use of new 3D web technology. New, fast yet lightweight and mobile friendly applications that can display traditional 2D map data in the third dimension. We thought applying this to 3D Ski Maps was a natural fit. 3D Ski Maps Leveraging these new web technologies we came up with the above version that you can now test drive. Full seamless access to all Utah 14 Ski Resorts. Ability to turn…

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Aggregation

Aggregation

Data Aggregation might not make total sense to most, at least for casual users the mapping world. But it is one of the hidden items that really make a difference in what you ultimately get in your end products. Aggregation As per Merriam-Webster Aggregation is; “a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals” or “the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole” So how do you apply that to maps? Pretty easily actually….

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Latitude and Longitude

Latitude and Longitude

Continuing from a previous post about Geocoding is the topic of Latitude and Longitude. How exactly are they related? Well for starters when you geocode an address the resulting location has an associated Latitude and Longitude or exact never changing place on the globe. Latitude and Longitude So why is this important? Well if you know that specific location you can actually bypass the process of geocoding. Geocoding by nature is an estimate of where a location is based on several…

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Heat Mapping

Heat Mapping

Data is everywhere and usually it’s locked up in excel or simple tables somewhere. You can analyze it with graphs and charts but what happens when you want to see the geographic patterns? Applying your excel data on a map can start to open new views of your data. One way to describe this approach is heat mapping. Let’s explore.   Heat Mapping While most datasets can be huge there are a few ways to make sense of the noise….

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Geocoding

Geocoding

One of the most popular things we are asked to do is map out large lists of addresses. This is known as geocoding in the GIS world. Or better said by Wikipedia… Geocoding is the computational process of transforming a postal address description to a location on the Earth’s surface. While this can be a fairly straightforward task and generally an everyday occurrence, there are two key things that drive the success rate. How accurate/complete is your list and how current is the geographic network you are…

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Drive Time Analysis

Drive Time Analysis

If you are in CRE you typically need to know how people travel to your location. In Retail you are looking at more of a local service area, Industrial is a regional area and Office, well that’s where we will focus this article. The details of Drive Time Analysis when applied to the office submarket.   In the Office market tenants rely on access to good employees. Maybe they have a demographic in mind that they want to locate next to….

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