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8 Guidelines for Creating a Contingency Plan Map

8 Guidelines for Creating a Contingency Plan Map

Contingency plan maps provide a clear and accessible visual guide to essential resources, evacuation routes, and safe zones, helping municipalities manage crises effectively. A contingency plan is a proactive strategy that helps organizations and municipalities respond effectively to emergencies.

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Mapping Emergency Shelters: A Guide for Municipalities

Mapping Emergency Shelters: A Guide for Municipalities

In times of crisis, having an efficient and reliable emergency plan can make a significant difference in ensuring community safety. By using a browser-based GIS platform like Atlas, municipalities can create detailed, accessible maps of emergency shelters that help residents find safety quickly and easily.

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What is GIS?

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools that allow users to visualize, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends in relation to locations and geography. At its core, GIS is about mapping data: it links locations (where things are) with information (what things are like there). Unlike a simple map, however, GIS can show many kinds of data on one map.

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Release Notes: April 2024

Release Notes: April 2024

This April, we’ve turbocharged Atlas with a lot of new features to ensure you have the best tools at your fingertips. Dive into the summary below, and keep reading for a detailed rundown of each enhancement. We're committed to relentlessly improving and expanding our capabilities to ensure you have the best tools at your fingertips.

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What is a Proportional Symbol Map?

What is a Proportional Symbol Map?

Proportional Symbol Maps excel in this area by offering a blend of simplicity and depth. They transform raw data into engaging visuals, making it easier for both GIS professionals and stakeholders to understand spatial patterns and data distributions.

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Travel Time Analysis [Complete Guide + 8 Examples]

Travel Time Analysis [Complete Guide + 8 Examples]

The Travel Time Analysis tool is used to compute the region accessible within a designated travel time or distance along a street network, depending on the chosen travel mode.

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Shade Analysis is here!

Shade Analysis is here!

The Shade Analysis enables you to simulate, visualize and analyze sunlight and shadow in any location on the globe! Whether you're evaluating a single building or an entire cityscape, this tool provides detailed visualizations of how shadows fall at different times of the day and year, offering invaluable insights into the play of light and shade in our living spaces.

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What is a Contour Map & How to Create it

What is a Contour Map & How to Create it

A contour map is a graphical representation of the terrain or surface of an area. Instead of showing mountains, valleys, and other features in 3D, it uses lines, called contour lines, to represent these features in 2D.

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Introducing: Collaborate in Real-Time with Atlas!

Introducing: Collaborate in Real-Time with Atlas!

We're excited to announce a new update to Atlas: Real-Time Collaboration! Real-Time Collaboration brings together teams spread across different locations, enabling them to work on the same project simultaneously. With this update, we're not just enhancing our software; we're redefining the standards of collaborative GIS projects.

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Raster vs. Vector Data: The Ultimate Guide

Raster vs. Vector Data: The Ultimate Guide

Understanding the difference between vector and raster data is fundamental for GIS. These two types of spatial data are the backbone of GIS analyses and mapping, each with its unique characteristics, advantages, and applications.

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Collaborative GIS to Increase Productivity

Collaborative GIS to Increase Productivity

Browser-based GIS software has revolutionized the way GIS users engage with geospatial data, enabling seamless collaboration and enhancing productivity. Unlike traditional desktop GIS software that requires substantial processing power and technical expertise, browser-based GIS offers a lightweight and agile solution that is accessible to a broader audience.

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Release Notes: February 2024

Release Notes: February 2024

In Atlas, you can share files in your workspace, where the files are in sync across all projects. No more juggling between various platforms, email threads or struggling to keep track of scattered resources.

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