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2020: Continued Rapid Growth Despite a Pandemic

For those of you have been following my year-end blog updates, this will sound familiar: 2020 was another year of rapid growth at GIS WebTech!GIS WebTech Customer GrowthLike all businesses, we were impacted by the pandemic, but thanks to the resilience of our team and the remarkable flexibility of our technology we wrote another chapter […]

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Lesli Crofford Selected as Winner of Second Annual GIS WebTech Award for Leadership in GIS Technology for Economic Development

As I wrote in this space a year ago, technology for economic development is advancing rapidly, and the pace has only picked up since then. The most obvious example is the spectacular growth in the use of virtual site visits and other applications of GIS technology due to the pandemic.It is clear that winning economic […]

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Location Intelligence for Economic Development

A New Series of Learning Labs for Economic DevelopersGIS technology continues to advance rapidly, and the COVID crisis has accelerated the adoption of key GIS functionality like 3D layers and virtual site visits. With travel limited and traditional site visits greatly reduced, innovative economic developers pivoted in recent months to focus on the virtual experience. […]

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GIS WebTech Partners with CES Utility Solutions, A Leading Drone Services Firm

Virtual site visits are fast becoming a critical part of the modern economic developer’s toolkit. You can learn more about virtual site visits, including the five components necessary for a comprehensive virtual site visit, from our prior blog posts and from the first and second videos in our series on this subject. Only GIS WebTech’s Recruit technology […]

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GIS WebTech Partners with eFM

Businesses of all sizes are being forced to rethink their facilities and real estate needs due to the COVID-19 crisis, and economic developers across the country have expressed frustration at not being able to help local businesses with these issues.But for GIS WebTech clients that frustration is gone. GIS WebTech announces a new partnership with eFM, […]

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Go Beyond Google Earth to Provide a Comprehensive Virtual Site Visit

Key Takeaway:  Google Earth is a consumer app designed for education and entertainment. It is not a business app and cannot provide several of the critical components of a virtual site visit. Economic development organizations using legacy sites and buildings technology that incorporates Google Earth are at a competitive disadvantage. Only GIS WebTech’s Recruit technology, […]

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The Five Components of a Virtual Site Visit

Key Takeaway: A virtual site visit is an online meeting in which the economic developer uses advanced GIS technology to showcase a property in 3 dimensions, answer questions and guide the discussion in real time, providing a full experience for his/her prospect. Only GIS WebTech’s Recruit technology, built natively on the Esri platform, can provide a […]

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Virtual Site Visits: Crucial Tools for Economic Developers

Key Takeaway:  With traditional site visits impossible for the foreseeable future, winning EDOs will provide comprehensive virtual site visits, accelerating economic recovery in their communities. This is only possible with a complete GIS solution: GIS WebTech’s Recruit technology bundled with Esri GIS tools. Legacy sites & buildings technologies do not support comprehensive virtual site visits. To […]

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GIS WebTech Announces Clearinghouse of Free GIS Resources for Economic Development

During a series of webinars held last week in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, GIS WebTech announced that it is now hosting a single website providing direct links to free GIS resources for economic developers to utilize during the current public health and economic crisis.“Working with our partners at Esri, we are able […]

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