GIS Tutorials and FAQs | geothinQ

geothinQ GIS Tutorials and FAQs

Tutorials & Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about GIS software and how to use it? You’ve come to the right place. Click on an icon to watch an instructional video or browse through the questions we hear most from users.

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PINS

Create, organize, and share pins and get your ideas on the map

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SEARCH LAYERS

Run a detailed search on GIS data layers

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PROXIMITY SEARCH

Search for property within a certain distance of major roads or electric infrastructure

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BUILDABLE AREA

Visualize developable area on a property using environmental datasets

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CREATE A MAP

Print PDF maps for reports and presentations

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GRAPHICS

Create graphics for maps or search boundaries

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TRAVEL AREAS

View what's in driving distance from your property

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EXPLORE

Filter datasets based on chosen criteria

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IMPORT

Import CAD, SHP, KML, and CSV files as graphics

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BOOKMARKS

Save your work for later or share it with your team

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TOOLBAR FUNCTIONS

Create travel areas, graphics, census reports, pins, and more

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DATA VISUALIZATION

Explore property, wetlands, soils, elevation, FEMA, and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to understand GIS software to use geothinQ?

Not at all! We built geothinQ to make GIS technology accessible for all land stakeholders. If you have access to the internet, you can use geothinQ anytime, anywhere.

What devices does geothinQ work with?

geothinQ is a web-based GIS program available on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access. No app download required.

What regions does geothinQ currently support?

We have land data available across the entire United States! Check out our plans designed for popular metro areas, state and national research to see which package works for you and your land mapping needs.

What data is available with geothinQ?

In addition to property ownership, value, and sale data, geothinQ provides access to neighborhood boundaries, national historic places, HUBZone data, wind data, elevation, wetlands, soils, points of interest, land zoning, census data, traffic counts, roads, municipal boundaries, flood hazard zones, large parcel layers, and much more!

How many users can access geothinQ under one plan?

Individual users can sign up for a Single User Metro, State or U.S. package. Team packages are available for 3, 5 or 10 users. Have more than 10 users? Contact us and we’d be happy to discuss your options!

How often is geothinQ’s property data updated?

We update our parcel layers on a quarterly basis.

What do land developers use geothinQ for?

geothinQ is often used for managing the due diligence process for land development, land redevelopment, and land subdivision. But we understand that users’ land mapping needs may vary, so we’ve designed geothinQ to be scalable and adaptable to fit into almost any workflow.

Why do AEC firms use geothinQ?

geothinQ has due diligence layers and mapping tools that give firms the ability to speed up operations and build client relationships. Check out some of our specific features.

What do solar developers use geothinQ for?

With data coverage for the entire USA, geothinQ gives utility-scale and community renewable energy developers the ability to enter new markets while streamlining site evaluation workflows. With scalable features, users can find and evaluate sites for solar farm suitability in seconds using geothinQ’s customizable and easy-to-use GIS platform.

How do I use other systems like CAD along with GIS?

GIS was not designed to replace systems like CAD but can work alongside this technology to enhance the site design process. Through our import tool, users can upload CAD site layouts to quickly visualize plans against dozens of geothinQ layers for a fast, in depth look at the surrounding environment.