Nearly everything is being measured today. Data is being captured on almost every aspect of life. But what does that data tell us? How can we harness this data to create and share relationships between multiple datasets in a meaningful way with others? How can this data be displayed in a way that is beneficial to decision makers? One of the top ways to display trends and patterns in data is to visually see your data. That’s right! See your data. And what better way to see data than to see it on a map?
I Can’t Look Away!
Why are we drawn to maps when we see them? Maps help us view data and conceptualize the spatial relationships that exist within one or multiple datasets in a way that can’t be visualized from solely looking at tabular data. They aid in telling a story of the data in a way that allows us to make sense of the information being provided. Maps are powerful tools to share the messages the data tells us in an easy to understand fashion.
Not Just for Finding Treasure – Or Are They?
Maps are no longer something we just hold in our hands, fold up, and put away until the next time we need to know how to get to our desired destination (you know, like how a pirate has a map to find his treasure?). With technology and the vast amount of data in our world today, maps have become something that anyone can use anywhere, anytime, to find valuable information. Want to know how many coffee shops are nearby? You consult the maps app on your phone and it shows you 10 coffee shops within 10 miles or less of your current location. You can click on each one, read a review, and choose the ideal coffee shop for you. It seems a bit like magic, but multiple datasets are being brought together behind the scenes to give you the information you are asking for in a format that is easy to use and suits your needs.
The tools that we deploy at AQUAOSO are designed to do exactly that. Our Research Tool displays parcel level data from multiple data sources on an interactive, easy to use web map. You can search, turn on and off layers to view the data that is most important to you, and have all of the data for a single property at your fingertips. We spend the time to bring together the data you need so that you don’t have to!
Data – It’s in our DNA
Data trends and/or patterns can be identified through the use of mapping software that provide significant insights into the relationships between datasets. These data trends and/or patterns can lead to key indicators that can be fundamental decision-making tools as they aid in displaying the big picture behind the data. What datasets can be used together to show trends that provide crucial insights? Here at AQUAOSO we are exploring and continuing to answer this question on a daily basis. We collect and analyze a variety of spatial and tabular data to give our customers access to information they need and help them gain insights into data that may not have been apparent otherwise. We thrive on collecting data and turning it into a meaningful source of information for our customers.