Location intelligence is crucial to managing massive projects and making good decisions. Golder Associates is a Toronto based company engaged in ground engineering and environment related professional services for clients spanning the globe. First Base Solutions’ MapWarehouse has been Golder’s top pick to expedite the site research phase.
Like most cross-disciplinary engineering ﬁrms, Golder needs to locate and acquire spatial data to support day to day decisions and project work, and do so on budget, at the pace of business. Furthermore, clients
often supply vector ﬁles with no geospatial context. Base layers with the visual detail inherent in a photograph are what’s needed to understand the site.
MapWarehouse by First Base Solutions (FBS) provides instant access to high resolution orthophotography, digital elevation models and other geospatial data. Users can go to MapWarehouse, search for CAD and GIS data, purchase and download those ﬁles, and be working with them in minutes.Golder uses orthophotography from MapWarehouse as a background layer to enhance their project work in a way that was, “not even thought of,” just a few years ago, according to Dave Hoskings, CAD and GISTeam Leader at Golder’s London, Ontario ofﬁce. As a frequent visitor to MapWarehouse Hoskings told us,
“Speed is key…the website is well set up for fast delivery.”
The map-based ordering and checkout process is fast and convenient. The data costs are quite reasonable when considering the amount of time saved on sourcing data elsewhere, data that could take much longer to
deliver, triggering downtime, and could have unacceptable restrictions on its use.
- Digital Orthophoto Mapping
- Ontario Parcel Mapping
- Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
- Ontario Base Maps
- Floodplain Mapping
- Moraine Groundwater and Subsurface Geology Models
- Design in CAD or GIS with the beneﬁt of a high resolution photo base layer.
- Map-based ordering process is fast and convenient.
- Variety of CAD and GIS formats available.
- Save time on sourcing reliable data.
- Increase productivity and project accuracy.
For Golder Associates, the simpliﬁed workﬂow for data acquisition and integration into projects in progress pays off in terms of both productivity and quality of results. Being able to quickly locate, purchase, and download up-to-date high resolution imagery and geospatial data on MapWarehouse and rapidly integrate it into their projects has kept Golder coming back to MapWarehouse time and time again.