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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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Express Center

Express Center

Continuing on with our exploration of the STDB platform we focus on the Express Center. It’s centered on quick demographics. But wait didn’t we already cover this in a previous post? Yes and it’s here if you want to catch up. Express Center The Express Center is geared to the fewest clicks to get a pre-formulated demographic report. They also pre-select report types to help you get the best result for your type of property. Starting out you can search…

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Business Lists

Business Lists

Ever need to prospect for clients based on location, type of business or size of company using SIC or NAICS classifications? Do you have your CCIM or STDB handy? See our other posts on STDB for more good tips. Well you have everything you need. Let’s explore how to use this module to you advantage and make your searching a bit more targeted. So what exactly are Business Lists? When you start a business you have to tell the governing body…

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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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