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Thoughts, announcements, white papers and other interesting articles.

Still using tile based (low resolution) maps? Time to move to the future!
  • 11 Jun
    2019

Still using tile based (low resolution) maps? Time to move to the future!

For the longest time, tile based systems were the standard. Google, Bing and Open Street Maps still use it. This means that when you look at a map, you are really looking a bitmap image. If the map is tile based, the total map is stitched together from smaller square tiles, typically 256x256 pixels. Because each zoom level...

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Network connectivity? You no longer need to worry.
  • 6 Jun
    2019

Network connectivity? You no longer need to worry.

Until recently, working in the field could be a chore if you were to lose you network connection. You either couldn't work or you had to wait a long time to load data,  which could be outdated by the time you need it in the field on your local device.   For this cliffhanger, we found the solution...

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Product Team Expansion!
  • 11 Sep
    2018

Product Team Expansion!

We are Cliffhanger have been expanding rapidly and for our product development team we are pleased to announce that Alex Chambers (aka Chambers), joined us back in June! Alex has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University. He is a software engineer who is involved with implementing client features and supporting Atlas. His...

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Wood Inspection Drill Integration: IML and Cliffhanger Solutions
  • 11 Sep
    2018

Wood Inspection Drill Integration: IML and Cliffhanger Solutions

IML and Cliffhanger Solutions are pleased to announce that Atlas is now fully integrated with the IML Wood Inspection Drill,  IML-RESI PD-Series.  This means that an inspector can now simply select a pole, drill the pole to obtain measurements upon which the results are obtained via bluetooth, associated with the inspected pole and uploaded to the back office. A Wood Inspection Drill...

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Raster Map Tiles are so 2010
  • 9 Sep
    2018

Raster Map Tiles are so 2010

Intro to Map Tiles Map tiles are used to show background or other data layers that need to be fast. Instead of rendering the whole viewport from scratch each time a zoom or pan takes place, map tiles show a mosaic of small images (typically 256x256 pixels) to build the whole viewport. Each map tile is fetched from...

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