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Innovating in Times of Crisis to Stay on Top

Jean-Sébastien Guy|February 1, 2023

Investing in geospatial data and technology now could ensure your business resilience and give you an invaluable competitive advantage in the future.

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InsureTech Connect: Staring Into the Geospatial Abyss – Part 2

Joe Francica|October 11, 2022

At the InsureTech Connect 2022 conference, I learned that the ecosystem for geospatial technology is growing, that the chasm between the need for highly accurate, up-to-date data is huge, and that users are staring into an abyss.

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The Four Main Benefits of Geomarketing

Gabrielle Lebrun|October 6, 2022

Geomarketing makes it easier for you to conduct market research, evaluate sales performance, run targeted marketing campaigns, and optimize logistics.

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When Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) Is No Longer the Standard

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|October 3, 2022

For years, the retail industry has relied on Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) to understand traffic around existing and planned locations. However, it is no longer an accurate measure as a differentiating indicator because there are now more reliable sources of traffic data available, such as DHT.

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A Chasm No Longer for Geospatial? It’s an Abyss that’s Bigger than Ever.

Joe Francica|August 18, 2022

The gap between technology and expertise continues to widen as the technology, the appetite for new data, and solutions advance as well.

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The Increasing Complexity of Sourcing High-Accuracy, Sensitive Data

Gabrielle Lebrun|July 28, 2022

Data collection is not always done in a transparent manner, and sometimes doesn’t respect confidentiality and privacy considerations. That is why it is in the best interest of organizations to deal with a neutral specialist who can provide advice on sensitive data.

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EV Charging Stations Will Challenge Retailer’s Brand Identities

Joe Francica|July 6, 2022

Currently, EV charging stations are popping up at hotels, malls, and restaurants. This is already transforming trade areas for both fuel retailers and the places where consumers stop for longer periods of time than they would to gas up their ICE cars.

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Last-Mile Delivery Route Optimization with Real-Time Data and Route Planning Applications

Gabrielle Lebrun|June 13, 2022

Having route optimization software is the best way to solve the majority of problems encountered by last-mile delivery providers, whether in terms of efficiency, costs, or customer satisfaction.

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The Revenge of Demographics

Joe Francica|June 8, 2022

If Census geographies are suspect and mobile movement data are subject to limited geographic extents and privacy, what’s the answer? The answer is to use both.

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Improving the Customer Experience in the Banking Industry With Geospatial Technology and Data

Gabrielle Lebrun|May 24, 2022

Several banking customer experience trends are likely to emerge and unfold over the next year to meet the changing needs of the public.

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FCC Continues to Map Out Next Steps for Broadband Data Collection

Joe Francica|May 16, 2022

In February 2022, the US Federal Communications Commission set new guidance for delivering information regarding the availability of broadband internet services throughout the United States.

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What is Data as a Service (DaaS)… for Geospatial

Joe Francica|May 9, 2022

DaaS addresses the challenges related to finding or sourcing third-party data, in this case, geospatial data. There are several key benefits of DaaS, such as the discoverability of available data, the ability to streamline procurement, the transaction-based data licensing agreement, and the access to the latest vintage and updates.

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Data as a Service: Dim Sum for Data

Joe Francica|May 2, 2022

The confusing thing about Data as a Service, or DaaS, is that there are so many different kinds from which to choose. A solution provider that has the expertise to customize the technology menu to satisfy the entire banquet of business problems will likely be required.

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The Importance of Data Integrity Before Launching an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Project

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 29, 2022

Before companies can benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), they must first invest in data integrity — in its accuracy and validity throughout its life cycle.

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Traffic Analytics in the Banking Industry for Financial Planning and Forecasting

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 22, 2022

With the rise in popularity of online services, traffic analysis is becoming paramount for banks to make accurate financial forecasts and the best decisions about opening and closing branches.

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How Geospatial Technology Can Help Select Optimal Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 4, 2022

Access to quality geospatial data and analysis of that data using a geographic information system (GIS) is critical to determining ideal sites for electric vehicle charging stations.

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The Lack of Resources and Expertise Within Companies to Fully Exploit Geospatial Technology

Jean-Sébastien Guy|March 28, 2022

The scarcity of specialized manpower is a growing challenge for innovation-dependent organizations wishing to exploit geospatial technology. Korem has the answer to this problem by combining expertise and an all-in-one solution.

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How to Use Hyper-Precise Insurance Underwriting Data and Geocoding for Pricing Policies

Gabrielle Lebrun|March 2, 2022

Insurers are increasingly embracing geospatial technology and, more specifically, hyper-precise insurance underwriting data and insurance geocoding systems to improve pricing policies.

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Geospatial Technology: Invisible but Fundamental to Business Intelligence Solutions

Gabrielle Lebrun|February 11, 2022

Geospatial technology is everywhere, enabling organizations to make better decisions and invest their money more intelligently. But that requires quality data.

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Pinpointing Demand for High-Speed Wireless with Location Technology

Saad Lahrech|January 31, 2022

With the fast expansion of the 5G network and the high demand for cell phones, carriers are looking to increase the capacity of their networks with location technology.

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Insurance Companies Look to Digital Earth Imagery When Disasters Happen

Joe Francica|January 24, 2022

Aerial or satellite Earth observation imagery allows insurance companies to quickly and efficiently assess damage, identify fraudulent claims and save costs.

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Using Retail Foot Traffic Analysis to Discover Store Success

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|December 20, 2021

Foot traffic data contributes to the creation of a model for retail store success. It helps measure customer attraction, understand local demographics and the impact of competition.

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Let’s Look at The Latest Update For Precisely MapInfo Pro (V2021)

David Boucher|October 4, 2021

Overview of the new features: Time series capabilities, “Select by Attribute” tool, Expanded GDAL file format support, Tiled Server reprojection, Multi-Resolution Virtual Raster (MVR) & support for paging in WFS.
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How the Location of Things and Autonomous Vehicles Will Transform Transportation Logistics

Joe Francica|September 10, 2021

How geospatial analytics can be leveraged to plan for the inevitable growth of the urban environment.

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Consolidating Your Systems to Get a Single Source of Address Truth

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|September 7, 2021

What’s the true value of an address? If you are reading this, you likely already know the answer. Read the article to know more about the importance of having a correct address.

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Where Retail Site Selection, Analytics and Perfect Information Meet

Joe Francica|August 26, 2021

Today, selecting “where” is the domain of the geospatial data scientists that have an abundance of information available to them. However, because the access to digital data is rich and vast, the competition is brutal.

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The Best Ways to Perform Retail Trade Area Analysis Today

Joe Francica|August 16, 2021

The trade area definition hasn’t really changed, but the amount and variety of data available to create and analyze trade areas certainly has. Read more for today’s techniques and benefits of trade area analysis in retail.

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Build or Buy Geospatial Data: A Rational Choice Is Needed

Stéphane Roche|May 28, 2021

Two factors contribute to the complexity of geospatial data: its uncertainty and its diversity. Given this, there are some key elements to consider when purchasing data.

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What is GIS?

Joe Francica|May 6, 2021

Everything you need to know about GIS: how it relates to geospatial data, why is it important to business today, who uses it and how.

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Take-out? Drive thru? BOPIS? Retailers Adapt Quickly to Serve Loyal Customers

Joe Francica|May 5, 2021

Geospatial technology can be the critical element that provides superior customer service. Read how retailers have adapted during the pandemic.

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The Rise of GeoData Marketplaces and the Plight of Subway Sandwiches

Jean-Sébastien Guy|April 19, 2021

Purchasing geospatial data is not easy and just offering it up in a data marketplace doesn’t make it more convenient.

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Paying the Right Amount of Online Sales Tax? It’s Taxing

Joe Francica|April 15, 2021

Online retailers have the burden of assigning the right sales tax to each purchase—the task can be complex if you add local jurisdictions and tax district boundaries.

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How Energy Utility Companies Are Using Geospatial Data & Location Technology for Regulatory Compliance

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|March 24, 2021

Current and accurate geospatial data provides the ability to mitigate risks associated with potentially hazardous situations in order to comply with regulatory guidelines.

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Why Accurate Geospatial Data is Essential in Insurance and Banking Risk Management

Joe Francica|March 17, 2021

The geocoding methodology and accuracy are critical to assess risk so that insurance policies may be correctly priced, and mortgages can be properly underwritten.

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Mobile Location Data Dynamically Identifies Trends in Retail, Real Estate and Beyond

Joe Francica|February 16, 2021

Mobile data has tremendous potential and the COVID-19 era shed light on how more dynamic, more real-time data has been utilized. Users can now seek those additional applications of the data and technology.

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GIS Data Applications for Transportation

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Throughout the transportation and delivery industries, companies have to cope with drastically changing routing plans. With cities and towns under constant development across the United States, routes that were once speedy and efficient can suddenly be rendered slow and congested.

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Using GIS to Improve Fleet Management

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Learn how GIS improves fleet management and assists business organization in scaling their supply chain practices.

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GIS Data Applications for Insurance Agencies

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE GIS Map Data allows insurance agencies to identify locations with high crime and flooding to minimize risks. Contact us today!.

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How Does the Government Use GIS Technology

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Along with federal and state entities, using GIS for local government bodies such as townships, cities and counties can be highly beneficial. Analyzing geospatial data for government agencies can accomplish many essential tasks.

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GIS for Banking and Financial Services

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE Data applies to the banking and financial industry by using GIS data to keep track of branches, ATMs, and customers. Click to learn more!.

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GIS Data Applications for the Telecommunications Industry

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE Map Data assists the telecommunications industry with marketing, customer service, capital planning, and more. Contact us today!.

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Using Geospatial Technology for Smarter Decision Making in the Fuel Retail Industry

Mike Nadeau|July 27, 2020

Confidently creating winning pricing strategies, forecasting and executing is within your grasp with a personalized approach and the best mix of geospatial data, technology, and expertise.

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Everything You Need to Know About HERE Technologies New Pricing Model

Yan Trudeau|July 23, 2020

HERE Technologies made some adjustments to their pricing this year. Korem presents the main changes, and what they mean to you and your organization.

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Welcome Precisely, a New Brand and Strategy Accelerating Leadership in Data Integrity

Jonathan Houde|June 8, 2020

Fond farewell to Syncsort and Pitney Bowes Software and Data, and welcome Precisely, a new brand and strategy accelerating leadership in data integrity.

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The Challenges of Operationalizing AI Models With Real-Time Business Data

Mathieu Nicolet|March 18, 2020

Overcome the barrier of artificial intelligence model operationalization with data accessibility, data security and governance, data quality and big data.

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5 Overlooked Aspects When Developing With Location-Based Services

Guillaume Fouquet, ing., P. Eng.|January 16, 2020

Developing web mapping applications using location-based services appears sometime very simple, but we often end up helping customers who have neglected several aspects of the integration process.

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What’s New in Precisely MapInfo Pro v2019

Seydou Diop-Mena|January 9, 2020

Learn all about the features of MapInfo Pro v2019. From a new SQL window to heatmaps, Pitney Bowes has made the application more robust, easy to use and responsive to market needs.

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Insurtech: 5 Questions from Across the Country

Jean-Sébastien Guy|June 14, 2019

Everything you need to know about the insurance industry’s major – and essential – transformation.

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How To Predict The Future with Enriched Geo Data

Mathieu Nicolet|May 22, 2019

The use and valorization of enriched geographical data to enhance predictive modeling and segmentation.

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ArcGIS vs Best of Breed

Jean-Sébastien Guy|January 30, 2019

When I moved from Esri Canada to Korem a few years ago, one big change involved going from working with a single product suite (ArcGIS), to building solutions using different technologies from multiple providers.

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How to Overcome Insurance Challenges with Accurate Geocoding

Yan Trudeau|November 19, 2018

Insurance is a promise to policyholders. It says, when something goes wrong, we’ll be there to help.

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The New Google Maps Platform Guide

Guillaume Fouquet, ing., P. Eng.|July 3, 2018

Following the recent launch of the new Google Maps platform in the US, as well as a new pricing structure of the Google Maps API to deliver customized Maps, Routes and Places, Korem experts want to help with a fast run-through of the major changes and what they may mean for you and your organization.

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Machine Learning to Advance Business Intelligence

March 9, 2018

The past few years have seen major changes in business intelligence due to increasingly sophisticated techniques that lead to optimal decision-making.

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