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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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The Path to Success

The Path to Success

The Path to Success We love getting the urgent emails or calls stating, I have this map based project that I need some help with. The mystery of the unknown project that is the utmost importance to the inbound requester. Kind of gets us excited to see what is behind it all. So how do we make sure the project is a success? Just a few simple steps really. Actively engage the client. Listen to the details or needs of…

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What’s your GIS Story?

What’s your GIS Story?

Tell me a story. That’s the way all good GIS projects start. When I say tell me a story what does that actually mean? Well when a new GIS project pops up the first thing a good GIS person will do is try to find out more on what the project goals are, what is important to the project and what we are trying to show. We want to hear your GIS story so we can effectively create great GIS…

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The most common map need levels

The most common map need levels

Our most typical map need levels explained. Overall our typical client has location or where based questions that they need help in deciphering. They tend to fall into one of these three map need levels. We thought it would be useful to break them down for you in this month’s newsletter.   Level 1 Basic Map Creation Core goal typically being. I need to view my data on a map. Level 1 is basic map creation. A basic approach of plotting…

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Location, it’s more important than you think.

Location, it’s more important than you think.

We find a lot of clients lately have vast amounts of data in various formats and they all have one thing in common. They need help finding out where it’s location. They are tired of viewing their data like the street sign above and are looking for something better. A way to apply location to their data in map form. With the location aspect exposed in their data they can see the information faster and easier. A nice bonus of this is…

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Tell us your story

Tell us your story

Knowing the story of what you want to accomplish is the first thing we ask our clients when we start on a new project. Why do we put so much focus on the story? Well without it we don’t know what is important to you and ultimately what the goal of the map project is. Lets give you an example. Client:I want a map and I need it fast. Mapsynergy: Ok Bob no problem, what are you trying to accomplish…

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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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