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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CASE STUDY: TomTom MultiNet Connects Map Data and Smaller EMS Providers

July 9, 2019
EMS Provider

The Challenge

Many providers of emergency medical services struggle with procuring reliable, detailed map data for their computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems. Approximately 35% of all ambulance providers in the United States are run by a [...]

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5 Ways Governments Use Map Data in the Event of a Natural Disaster

May 7, 2019
Map_Data_in_the_Event_of_a_Natural_Disaster

In 2018, natural disasters accounted for approximately $160 billion in losses — the fourth costliest year since 1980.1 Droughts, floods, extreme weather and temperatures, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, landslides, and volcanic activity all [...]

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