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HOA Maps

HOA Maps

At a HOA meeting a while back we were discussing the ways to use Maps and GIS in new ways with several associations and managers. The topic came up that the existing HOA Maps they had on hand were either original plat maps or screen grabs from google maps. Neither option satisfied their needs and they were looking for better map options. What was missing in the two options they had access to? The plat had addressing and lot information…

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Navigation Challenges

Navigation Challenges

We have spent a lot of time riding chairlifts lately and we have been noticing one glaring item from our short term friends on the chair. While everyone is trying to figure out where to go next they are having navigation challenges in where they are vs where they want to be. Now imagine the groups of people huddling in the lodge around folded maps trying to do the same thing. It seems like it’s everywhere. What do you do?…

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Case Study-Maps in the Legal Industry

Case Study-Maps in the Legal Industry

  We find maps are needed in a lot of different professional areas. In this post we will explore a new area that is quite intriguing to us. Maps in the Legal Industry. Not what you were expecting? Let us dig a little deeper into this topic. Or primary exposure to maps in the Legal Industry as been in the Real Property section. Things in this area revolve around property ownership. Not only who owns what right now but what…

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New and Improved Ski Maps for 2016-17

New and Improved Ski Maps for 2016-17

Don’t let this nice autumn fool you, winter and all the wonderful snow sliding weather will be here soon. That means it’s time for us to highlight the improvements to our growing Ski Maps Collection for 2016-17. First off we have expanded our Ski Map coverage to include ¬†73 different resorts. Add to that 7 combo resort maps not found anywhere else. If you are looking for our high quality and accurate Ski Maps in Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, South…

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Trade Area Basics – Part 4, The Example

Trade Area Basics – Part 4, The Example

Now that you have seen trade area basics of how they are created, how can you effectively use them? Remember that trade areas are a subjective thing that can be adjusted on the fly when new data is presented to the equation. So lets start adding more data to see if our trade area approach works. Trade Area Basics We had a client project that fit this sample set perfectly. We started from a location list of over 300 stores…

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Trade Area Basics – Part 3, The Trade Area

Trade Area Basics – Part 3, The Trade Area

Step three of our example set continues on with Trade Areas. We will focus on the art of designing a potential trade area based on multiple variables. Straight distance or a radius, drive times, mental barriers and taking into account other locations. The Trade Area We take the best of all variables and draw what the typical pattern would be for someone to get to your site. Most importantly including number of other locations someone could go to. Radius and…

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Trade Area Basics – Part 2, The Drive Time

Trade Area Basics – Part 2, The Drive Time

Step two in our Trade Area Basics is the Drive Time. The Drive Time takes a center point or site and runs through a road network to find acceptable routes a driver can traverse within set times. The Drive Time Basically this is done by accessing road type and an associated speed for each road segment. The software estimates out the area one could travel at assumed posted speeds. Also the model typically does not include for any time stopped…

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Trade Area Basics – Part 1,The Radius

Trade Area Basics – Part 1,The Radius

Trade areas are not a new thing by any means but they are often misunderstood. Sure they are a way to show where people tend to be based on location and distribution of target locations. Most people start with a simple Radius. The Radius While this is useful in a simple yet standard setup, it could miss very important items like physical and mental boundaries. Kind of like this sample.   While we are showing a 3 Mile radius, we…

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Maps Everywhere

Maps Everywhere

We never thought we would be making maps everywhere including for a rail yard operated by a huge rail road. But here we are doing just that. This is a great example of an established company who does the same thing every day over a very long time that stops and says what if we could look at things differently. The backstory is the long standing rail operators were starting to retire and new operators were coming on board that…

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Mapping Your List

Mapping Your List

We bet you have lots of lists hiding in every corner of your workflow. Everything from excel lists to big databases, even lists that are copied into word.¬†They do their job to the best of their ability. But what if you want more out of them? Free your data up to see the underlying story that it really wants to tell you. Mapping Your List It’s one of our most popular requests. We get lists all the time containing everything…

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