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Hurricane Sandy Affected Hospitals

There is no doubt that Hurricane Sandy had a disastrous effect on the eastern seaboard, especially the low lying areas of New York City. The damage from the storm surge and high powered sustained winds has been broadcasted to the world throughout the day, and we noticed that we could not find a list of affected New […]

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Bad Maps: Apple’s Map App and Poor Cartographic Design

Maps have been a hot topic this week with the release of Apple’s iOS6.   Apple pulled the plug on its partnership with Google maps and opted for their proprietary map app. Being a map geek, I had heard about the new Apple Maps for months. How the 3D mapping and turn by turn navigation would […]

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Live from the ESRI User Conference in San Diego

Greetings from San Diego!  Stratasan’s GIS team has been participating in the annual ESRI User Conference this week, and we’ve seen some very interesting things! While many Southern Californians have been having fun in the sun, we have been inside the San Diego convention center getting our hands dirty with the latest and greatest of […]

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Legends, Titles, Scale Bars, and Sources in Healthcare Mapping

This post is the fifth in a five-part series (I. Projection, II. Base Maps, III. Color Selection, IV. Symbology, and V. Legends) which will look at various GIS tools and methodologies utilized by Stratasan. Titles display the purpose of a map, scale bars display the distance on a map, and sources explain where the data used on a […]

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Healthcare Visualization: Symbology

This post is the fourth in a five-part series (I. Projection, II. Base Maps, III. Color Selection, IV. Symbology, and V. Legends) which will look at various GIS tools and methodologies utilized by Stratasan. In this post we will discuss different types and styles of symbologies used in our maps at Stratasan. Symbology is the combination of […]

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Healthcare Visualization: Effective Use of Color

This post is the third in a five-part series (I. Projection, II. Base Maps, III. Color Selection, IV. Symbology, and V. Legends) which will look at various GIS tools and methodologies utilized by Stratasan. In this post we will discuss the colors and color schemes we use in our maps at Stratasan. Color is an important […]

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Healthcare Mapping: Behind the Scenes of Stratasan GIS (Part II) – Base Maps

This post is the second in a five-part series (I. Projection, II. Base Maps, III. Color Selection, IV. Symbology, and V. Legends) which will look at various GIS tools and methodologies utilized by Stratasan. In this second entry we will discuss our uses for different base map layers in our GIS-based products. Base maps are […]

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Healthcare Mapping: Behind the Scenes of Stratasan GIS

This post is the first in a  five-part series (I. Projection, II. Base Maps, III. Color Selection, IV. Symbology, and V. Legends) which will look at various GIS tools and methodologies utilized by Stratasan. When we make a healthcare map at Stratasan, we always start by selecting an appropriate map projection.  Stratasan’s maps are used […]

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