Going Green 2k17: Tips for Selling Solar in the New Year

“Going green” is a phrase we hear a lot these days. When it comes to the awesome power of solar energy, in particular, it’s no wonder so many people care about being environmentally friendly. By the end of 2016, Americans had installed more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacityRead More

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3 Types of Homeowners You Might Meet at a Home Show

The winter months can be slow for roofing contractors, who do most of their work outdoors. But that’s no reason to let the flow of business prospects slow down. During this time of year, many contractors attend home shows and other expos in their regions to let homeowners know aboutRead More

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What Trespassing Pokémon Go Players Can Teach Us About Federal Security

In the summer of 2016, when augmented reality game Pokémon Go became an overnight sensation, people of all ages took to the streets to capture the cartoon creatures with their smartphones. The game, which relies on GPS, received praise for getting everyone out of the house. Yet it also presentedRead More

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10 One-of-a-Kind Images We Captured This Autumn

Happy New Year! Throughout the coldest parts of North America, winter colors everything white and dull gray, so we thought we’d add some color into your world. Take a look at some of our favorite images from the fall 2016 season: We found some of the bluest waters surrounding Hawaii.Read More

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The EagleView Team Weighs In: You Know You Work in GIS When…

On November 16, we celebrated GIS Day from Esri® — a day that demonstrates the real-world applications of geographic information systems, or GIS, through community events and outreach. To mark the occasion, we treated our team to a happy hour or, as we called it, #MappyHour. ‘Mappy Hour’ has begun!Read More

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Mappy Holidays: 11 Festive Examples of GIS

’Tis the season for celebrations, decorative displays, travel, gift-giving… and maps? Geographic information systems, known as GIS, may sound like all work and no play, but the maps created with geospatial data have a number of real-world applications – and some of them are quite fun. Such maps come inRead More

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How to Stay Prepared for Winter Roofing Emergencies

A winter storm blows through your region and leaves neighborhoods buried under layers of snow. Soon enough, the calls come in from homeowners who need their roofs repaired. As a construction professional, you know what to expect when a blizzard hits. Heavy snow and ice can cause leaks and destroyRead More

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From Falling Trees to Frozen Pipes: 4 Big Wintertime Insurance Claims

While winter weather may not sound like a big deal to some, it can lead to costly – and even deadly – hazards around the house. In fact, winter weather is the third biggest reason for all property insurance claims from catastrophic events, behind events like tornadoes and hurricanes. TheRead More

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3 Imagery and Data Products That Solve Wintertime Utilities Issues

Americans, like House Stark, know one thing for certain: winter is coming. Unlike last year’s mild weather, though, predictions so far point to far lower temperatures closing out 2016. For consumers, cold weather concerns tend to be more practical. A broken furnace or boiler, for instance, can be an unpleasantRead More

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LiDAR 101: A Q&A with a Pictometry Expert

You may have heard of LiDAR, but how much do you really know about it? We asked our LiDAR & Surveying Manager Robert Stevenson to give us a crash course in this versatile technology. First off: what is LiDAR? LiDAR, which is short for Light Detection and Ranging, is aRead More

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