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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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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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Retail Logo Maps

Retail Logo Maps

If you are in Commercial Real Estate one of the most popular items you need mapping for is Retail Logo Maps. They are the universal item that is requested to properly marketing your site. Why are these logo maps so in demand? Well they do a fantastic job of showing where your site is in comparison to other major draws in the immediate area. They show access points, parking areas, co-tenants and how the overall flow of traffic and people. Overall…

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Flood Maps

Flood Maps

Who needs Flood Maps? If you are anywhere around water it’s something you really should have. Have STDB? Well you can get them for FREE. Let us show you how to get them very quickly. Flood Maps With all the flooding surrounding Hurricane Harvey we though it would be a good time to remind everyone that if you are a CCIM you can use STDB to get flood maps anywhere in the USA. They are digital representations of the FEMA…

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CCIM-STDB-Pictometry Imagery

CCIM-STDB-Pictometry Imagery

Did you know you can get current and historical imagery in both straight down and oblique versions all from STDB? It’s just one of the many tools in the platform ready for you to deploy. Read up here on our previous posts on the STDB platform. So what’s included in CCIM-STDB-Pictometry Imagery? Let us take you through it. CCIM-STDB-Pictometry Current aerial photography is always a challenge. Most people go straight to Google Earth and export an image. While easy this…

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CCIM-STDB Demographics from BAO

CCIM-STDB Demographics from BAO

So you are in commercial real estate and you are a CCIM and STDB. (We introduced the basics on a previous post.) Maybe you are not a CCIM and just want access to the great STDB platform. You can do that too if you want just sign up. But what’s in there? The first piece we will dive into is CCIM-STDB Demographics from BAO (Business Analyst Online). CCIM-STDB Demographics from BAO (Business Analyst Online) We previously wrote a bit on Demographics…

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CCIM and STDB

CCIM and STDB

If you are in commercial real estate you probably know what each of the abbreviations CCIM and STDB stand for. CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member and STDB stands for Site to do Business. Many CRE agents are members of CCIM and that get’s them access to the great platform of STDB.  What does this have to do with GIS & Mapping Tech? Let us explain. CCIM and STDB If you are a CCIM you know that STDB exists, but do you…

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Power of Together

Power of Together

Power of TogetherWe saw some interesting things the last week and it made us pause and think. Seeing multiple powerful datasets together in one place made us think how useful that is. Or better said the Power of Together. So what does this really mean? Power of Together What we saw was the combination of core datasets from multiple websites could not have easily been brought together in the past. Doesn’t sound that interesting without context does it? Not really,…

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Map Photos Automatically

Map Photos Automatically

We have had a few requests lately asking if it was possible to map photos automatically if they just had the photo and nothing else. Intrigued we went off in search of such a tool. We came back with a solid yes that is possible. Of course there are prerequisites. Lets dive in. Map Photos Automatically Lets say you are out taking pictures with your phone. Possibly for an upcoming real estate tour.  Go into your phone settings and make…

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