The Map Lady LLC
A Woman-Owned Small Business
Provider of GIS, Mapping, Sensing, Surveying, & Imaging Solutions
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TML RELAUNCH '21
In The Map Lady's 3rd Iteration since inception, well, 2nd since the official incorporation in 2017, it was decided that the company would expand beyond providing consultation, training, and system deployment
services. In early 2021 TML entered into strategic partnerships with several hardware and software companies to provide our clients with a direct source for the geospatial goods that are most appropriate for creating and processing their own spatial data. We are looking to add a couple new products every month and are excited to have access to an expanding list of machines and programs capable of connecting reality capture scenes with geographically enabled
data, to reveal hidden patterns and gather the information that their operations call for. In short, The Map Lady now provides the resources most compatible with their original equipment training services- the geospatial hardware and software products themselves!
The Map Lady has made arrangements to provide financing options. We have selected CIT Group as our exclusive resource to finance purchases of equipment and geospatial technology solutions. It is now simple and readily accessible for even start ups to purchase mapping equipment and pay over time. Businesses 0 to 2 years in can access up to $250k at rates close to that of most auto loans. Only difference is these tools can likely find their value and pay themselves off way quicker than most vehicles you coud purchase.
It may be worth noting, that my enthusiasm around the options provided by CIT is that they are the group that provided The Map Lady with the inital funding for our first company vehicle, so I am comfortable verifying that they are a polite and legitimate resource, especially after enabling my small business that is sometime viewed as 'unconventional' to other lenders. This finance move quickly gave my business some assets and subsequently real value. I commend CIT for providing start ups in the technology sector with ways and means to take off!
In mid January 2021, The Map Lady recieved the last email we would recieve for 6 month. We reclaimed access to our inbox in July 2021, however no emails recieved during the outage were recovered. This was certainly a headache for our team, but we would could imagine it may have been frustrating for anyone who encountered the Mailer Daemon well.
Resolving this issue required an entire relaunch of maplady.com, hence the fresh new site. You can be sure that outreach and reconnection will be one of the handful of upcoming campaigns, however, if you have attempted to contact us durin the first half of 2021, we invite you to resend your message, bring that it likely was not recieved.
The Map Lady would like to once again apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we look forward to hearing from anyone we may have missed due to this detrimental glitch.
Our Products and Services
There is a lot of reason behind most anything that our company chooses to partake in or promote, and we hope our offerings reflect this. The Map Lady can source nearly anything you could need for 3D Mapping, however, the products that we provide are congruent with our beliefs and our partners that produce these tools promote good business within the geospatial sector. Data ownership, privacy, transparency and honesty around operational capabilities and product quality, must be demonstrated for a product to wind up on our shelves and the groups responsible for these solutions shall enable the democratization of high technology, individual empowerment, and inclusivity. It is our objective to make these tools available along with aptitude and the ability to utilize them on an expert level and for more than just the purpose they may have been acquired for.
If your GIS operations have lead your company towards data creation, and you are finding the mapping process leading you away from a desk and to the field, you are not alone. Because aircraft or UAVs are no longer a requirement for 3D mapping with LiDAR or Photogrammetry, the user base is expanding. The Map Lady is a supplier of these mobile LiDAR systems, plus other sensors, vehicles, specialty cameras and spatial measurement devices that were previously reserved for use by survey professionals. We can also outfit you with the best computers and mobile devices.
Looking for something you don't see listed in our shop? The Map Lady can source most any equipment. Instruction and maintenance also available
A quick call to detail your required end product or your current workflow will determine the best program(s) in our catalog for your task at hand. TML is happy to demonstrate how to use a variety of software to morph data into properly formatted knowledge. Our software page houses a record of software updates, free tools, our partner products, and several ways to get a hold of us, so we may find the program that will get you to where you are trying to be.
As our favorite mapping technologies come into an age of uptake, some serious wildcards are appearing in the 3D and Mapping arena. Disruption is found amongst the more traditional providers of geospatial services as groups reassess the level of accuracy or detail required for a given application.
Certainly, there are trends within each industry and common requests seen within different sectors. These match with traditional operations within these niche, and The Map Lady is versed in many.
Information products about who is creating data and how it is used provides for market insights. Industry and application decks will be available for paid download
The Map Lady got started by providing maps, apps, and reports for stakeholders of all sorts. We were contracted by public, private and non-profit groups under various terms, as project scope ranged from a single map product or data sheet, to living geodatabases with data collection apps, installed and configured to run long after TML had left their office. This often was accompanied by instruction and guidance for those that would continue to utilize or add to these deliverables.
Fast forward to today and tech support, project support, custom mapping vehicle development and trainings of all sort dot the service menu. If immediate assistance is required, hourly support can be provided. Those looking for guest lectures, or to teach their team the best practices for 3d Mapping, can find that here as well
Educational Resources + Specialized Training
We have chosen a business model geared towards technology sales enhanced by education and user support, as opposed to a shift to providing mapping services, we are selecting to build teams as we simultaneously build solutions. The outcome of this is an amplified uptake of the technology due to an added value. "In-house’ groups find more uses for their new tools when they hold the knowledge to create solutions beyond the original reason for the technology acquisition.
TML provides both free and paid instruction as we recognize the benefit of a skilled user base.
Trainings may be in-person, online, requested by 3rd parties, live, or per-recorded.
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We have chosen a business model geared towards technology sales enhanced by education and user support, as opposed to a shift to providing mapping services we are selecting to build teams as we simultaneously build solutions. The outcome of this is an amplified uptake of the technology due to an added value, as ‘inhouse’ groups find more uses for their new tools, for they hold the knowledge to create solutions beyond the one that was the original reason for the technology acquisition.
TML provides both free and paid instruction as we recognize the benefit of a skilled user base, as we just noted.
Our partnerships, reseller agreements, distribution channels and ambassadorships allow for direct lines of communication to the right people within these companies, so we can provide you with the best experience when making a hardware or software purchase from The Map Lady. These relationships also lend a hand to our unparalleled post-purchase support, guidance, update relay service (a software/firmware release digest, to stay current!), and product know how, as your success is our success.
That being said, if you are looking for a product or service that you do not see listed, it is quite possible we can provide it- we encourage you to reach out with such inquiries.
Finally, The Map Lady may occasionally be available for hire on data collection, reality capture, or scanning projects, but it is our preference to provide training services or consult on the best practices for the given environment and desired data deliverable. There are many reasons for groups in the private and public sector to move towards ‘In-House’ data capture, as opposed to hiring out 3rd party service providers.
It is our preference to provide education around data consistency and interoperability, chain of custody considerations, certainty in data post processing, geodatabase / digital twin implementation, and the many benefits of a ‘scan routine’, as your proficiency in these items is our vision of customer success.
Updates arriving with Late August Newsletter. Here are some items we have on our mind for the near future:
The Return of In-Person Conferences and Trade Shows
Looking for a few new products:
List of Grants, RFPs, Bids and Opportunities