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From practical news, tips, and place marketing strategies to industry news and product updates, our blog posts keep you up to date and informed about all things economic development.

08/19/2021

New! Data Heat Maps For People with Color Blindness

The GIS Planning Design team always designs our online software products with the rule of ARI in mind. That means having applications that are easy to Access, Read, and Interpret. ...

Pau Rodriguez
Design Director

data GIS data

07/8/2021

GIS Planning by the numbers

For the past 23 years, our clients have ensured we've always remained the industry's leading GIS data tool for corporate site selection and economic development. We've earned that ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

06/22/2021

Greater Albuquerque launches innovative site selection tool to attract investment

AED, a nonprofit economic development organization that serves the four-county metro Albuquerque area, has launched ABQSites.com, a new database mapping tool designed to make the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data investment promotion

06/1/2021

Are you settling for anything less than the best?

I invite you to take a moment before we begin to consider the beautiful and under-appreciated digital art on these VHS cassette boxes. How did I never notice this before? I must ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

03/15/2021

March: Economic development webinars you don't want to miss

So much goes into strategy and planning for economic recovery and this line-up of free professional development webinars is designed to help you and your team take on the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data

11/17/2020

Pennsylvania Upgrades Interactive Data Tools for Investors & Business

Pennsylvania’s innovative online data tool and property inventory on PASiteSearch.com recently upgraded to the latest version of GIS Planning’s ZoomProspector. The redesigned tool ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

10/20/2020

Webinar: All you need to know about GIS data tools but haven't asked

Back by popular demand! Do terms like GIS and granularity cause your eyes to glaze over? Wondering about virtual tours for your sites and buildings? Want to share live links to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

10/14/2020

NEW! How does your community compare?

This car model or that one? These sneakers or those? If you're like most people, you spend a fair bit of time comparing and contrasting when you make a purchasing decision, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

10/6/2020

Grapevine (TX) launches new website with GIS Planning data tools

The City of Grapevine (TX) has launched online data tools on their website, ChooseGrapevineTX.com, to promote the region for business relocation and expansion. The online data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

08/18/2020

User-friendly interface is key for GIS site selection online tools

Economic development and investment promotion agencies seeking to share regional data and available properties with online GIS data tools are in the business of place marketing. ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development marketing

07/30/2020

360° Virtual Tours & Custom Tours - what's the difference?

The addition of the 360° Virtual Tour and Custom Tour buttons to our ZoomProspector sites and buildings GIS data tool a couple of weeks ago has generated serious interest from ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

07/15/2020

New! 360 Virtual tours, flyovers & street views free on ZoomProspector

Before the coronavirus pandemic, site selections and businesses seeking a location would typically visit a short list of properties in person. They would walk around the building, ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Site Selection GIS data

06/26/2020

5 Ways to help your area businesses adapt to COVID-19 recovery

Businesses of all sizes have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic closures and restrictions. Even in regions that have progressed through phased re-openings, the data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Business GIS data

06/4/2020

Offer drone and virtual site video in proposals and on ZoomProspector

Offering virtual tours and video to site selectors and companies making location decisions is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 recovery phase. Luckily, integrating ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data video

04/15/2020

NEW: Interactive COVID-19 Data Center for US and Counties

We are proud to announce this week's release of a new COVID-19 Data Center for the United States and Counties. The interactive mapping and data visualization tool can be found at ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

04/7/2020

COVID-19 response webinars you don't want to miss

UPDATED with links: Here are some of the free webinars we hosted last week to assist economic developers everywhere as they work to meet and mitigate the challenges posed by the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Websites

04/1/2020

NEW: Free COVID-19 GIS mapping data tool for US economic development

GIS Planning is proud to release today a free, interactive GIS data tool to map the spread and impact of COVID-19 for US economic developers. This is a customized version of our ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

04/1/2020

NEW: COVID-19 map layers added for all U.S. ZoomProspector clients

As economic developers everywhere grapple with the new realities of the COVID-19 outbreak, many have found themselves fixated on an entirely new set of data about how the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/30/2020

Covidiary: Thoughts about economic development on quarantine day 19

It's blursday the umpteenth of Marpril, what feels like the longest month in our collective history. I'm going on day 19 of self-isolation myself, including a mandatory 14-day ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/27/2020

NEW: Add JobsEQ COVID-19 Vulnerability Economist GIS data layers

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has completely disrupted the usual practice of economic development. GIS Planning remains fully open for business and here to help. Please do not ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

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