4 Pitfalls of Open Source Maps That Put Results at Risk

May 4, 2021
Open Source Map

Digital maps are important and necessary tools for everyday living. People rely on them for everything from tracking packages, to navigating from point A to point B, to improving fleet management.

The map data that makes digital maps [...]

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GIS Expansion into Africa using ADC WorldMap

April 20, 2021

COVID-19 has highlighted the fault lines of Africa’s health and infrastructure – a decades-long challenge that’s slowly being overcome. In the past twenty years, the development of retail, industry, and foreign direct investment by other [...]

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Shapefile vs. File Geodatabase: Which Is Right For You?

February 2, 2021
Map File

Shapefile (.shp) and File Geodatabase (.gdb). Both are storage formats for spatial data originally developed by Esri and can be used in Esri software. On the surface it appears as though there's no compelling reasons to choose one format over the [...]

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The Year in Review: ADCi’s Most Popular Blog Articles of 2020

December 15, 2020

2020 was a unique year. The “new normal” has presented challenges and opportunities that people never anticipated having to confront, and technology is playing an even larger role in day-to-day living and key industries. Consequently, our loyal [...]

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How and Why Industry 4.0 Technology Benefits Digital Mapping Solutions

December 1, 2020
Digital Mapping Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution — Industry 4.0 — continues to transform how manufacturers manage their operations, do business in the marketplace and lean into the future. The technologies powering the revolution are dynamic, and the [...]

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How TomTom Address Points Benefits GIS Professionals

October 13, 2020
TomTom Address Points

Mapping, tracking, and routing are common in today’s digitally connected world. The accuracy of location information is essential, and geocoding plays a pivotal role in making that happen.

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Make and Manage Critical Decisions With TomTom Map Data in AutoCAD Format

March 17, 2020

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is a valuable tool for a number of industries, largely because of its versatility. One of the most popular CAD applications is AutoCAD by AutoDesk. Applications that utilize AutoCAD range from the simple – such as [...]

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Geolocation: A Best Practice for College Campus Safety

November 19, 2019
Geolocation on College Campuses

College campuses can be sprawling or quaint, but either can be intimidating for the new student or first-time visitor. Surrounding unfamiliar communities may also be a cause for concern, especially when it comes to safety.This familiar scenario [...]

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How Augmented Reality and Building Information Modeling Benefits AEC Professionals

August 6, 2019
Augmented Reality Building Information Modeling

Architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) professionals are continually tasked with designing and constructing new, smarter buildings. Geospatial technology is especially useful as Building Information Modeling (BIM) visualizes the complete [...]

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Google Maps or HERE Speed Limits? Helping Fleet Managers Put Safety First

July 16, 2019
Google Maps or HERE Speed Limits

Google Maps is increasingly going the way of Waze, Google’s 2013 navigation application acquisition. Google Maps recently phased in some Waze-inspired speed-related driver safety enhancements, allowing users in 40 countries to see speed limits, [...]

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