Understanding context

All property is local, every development site in every city has unique answers to common questions: What are the neighbours doing? What will the government allow you to build here? What are other developers building? What is constraining this site?

The answers to those questions are in maps you already know: zoning, satellite, parcel maps. But you are also familiar with the frustration of managing that mapping data: it is all over the place, different data custodians, different formats, different scales. It's hard to build insight when you spend so much time just gathering the information.

Giraffe gives you the tools to combine maps from any source, sort them, communicate them and find insight with close to zero frustration. Because each map you add becomes another layer of analysis, that's what we call these maps: 'layers'.

Connect data layers to your project in a few clicks

Giraffe can connect to any publicly available mapping layer in the world. We have a library of thousands of layers we've connected, (or you can connect your own).
But not every project needs every layer - it's all a bit much. Search and connect layers to your project.

Stay in control: drag, drop and organize layers.

Even after selective with the data you need, you will still need to deal with a lot of data: we've worked on projects with hundreds of layers. That's why we've spent a lot of time making it easy to sort, group and turn layers on, off or make the semi-transparent. Giraffe

Want to know more? Right click

Layers display a lot of information visually. But sometimes you want to drill in to a specific object. We leverage the way mapping technology works: right click and get the data nice and fresh from the database.

Make an animated walk through in less than a minute

Save layer combinations and camera locations, give them a name and then use them to communicate, present or make videos. Tell the story quickly.

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