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Learn more about spatial technology by browsing these links, and tips and tricks!

Galilee Enterprise has compiled a variety of resources that can provide answers to common mapping questions, as well as help folks get started with their mapping needs.    

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Upcoming Events - Find out about future Tradeshows, Conferences and other events geared to the GIS community as well as to specific industries that rely upon GIS for success.
MapInfo Corporation's Online Product Demos - See demonstrations of various software and data products. 
Directions Magazine - A great GIS portal with latest industry news, events, company directories, free data, job announcements, and much more.
MapInfo-L Forum - Hosted by Directions Magazine, the MapInfo-L discussion board lets MapInfo users post and browse questions/comments regarding software, programming, resources and more.
Microsoft's TerraServer-USA - View topographic maps, aerial imagery and more.  TerraServer contains 3.3 tera-bytes of high resolution imagery and maps from  the USGS.  Imagery can be downloaded free of charge.
United States Geological Survey - The USGS is the leader in geography.  Browse their site to learn more about geography, mapping, and free services. 
United States Census Bureau - The Census Bureau collects and summarizes household statistics including population, age, income, ethnicity and much more.  Many free reports available.

- Tips & Tricks -

Using MapInfo Professional's Redistricter  This how-to document highlights a powerful yet easy-to-use MapInfo Professional®  tool that is often overlooked.  

Printing in MapInfo Professional® v11.5   Learn how to choose printers, install drivers and configure print settings.

Using the Buffer( ) Function Enables MapInfo Professional® Users to See Locations with Related Data  With MapInfo Professional®, users have the ability to create buffers to link location data with customer data and visualize it on a map.
Working With TargetPro®  Learn various tips and tricks for different versions of TargetPro®, browse technical notes, download patches and more.
Attach Custom Data to Geocoded Records with MapMarker® Attribution  A little known feature of MapMarker® is the ability to conduct point-in-polygon-based analysis while geocoding - also referred to as attribution.
Using MapX® and MapXtreme® to Load and Query SpatialWare® for SQL Server Layers  This tech tip describes the useful process of querying stored geographic objects (points, lines, polylines, regions) using SQL for processing and ultimate display in a web environment.

What Is GIS?
GIS (Geographic Information System) is a software program that enables the user to see, query, and analyze business data by location.

Who Uses It?
Almost every industry including government agencies such as police, fire, federal, state and city planners, social welfare organizations and businesses such as retail, telecommunications, health care, insurance, media, and non-profits find GIS extremely helpful.

Why Is It Effective?
It’s effective because relationships between business data and geography can be quickly seen when displayed in a map.

How Does It Work?
Your business data layered over meaningful geographic data like streets, zip codes, cities, and territories gives a multi-dimensional prospective allowing deeper analysis of coverage areas, revenues, and current and target marketing.

What Kind Of Internal Company Data Can Be Used In A GIS?
Location of offices, company stores, distributors, customers, product availability, and revenues.

What Kind Of External Data Can Be Used In A GIS?
Demographics such as population and household numbers, age, income, ethnicity, and education are a few of thousands of census variables that can be layered over company data to profile current customers and locate areas where similar profiles exist.

Business data like number of businesses by type of Standard Industry Code (SIC), number of employees, and location and number of business competitors are used for comparison, competitive analysis and future business expansion.

Geographic boundaries such as census block groups, census tracts, zip codes, area codes and telephone exchanges as well as user defined sales or trade areas, drive time areas and radii around a location help to define the best locations.

How Do I Get Started With GIS?
Call Galilee Enterprise and we will help you make knowledgeable purchase decisions as well as train and support you and your company.

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