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Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our solutions and services. If you don’t see the information you’re seeking here, please call us at 704-587-0031 or fill out our contact form.

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Orbis secures all access to your and your company’s information. Information is accessible only to those users with a secure login and password.

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Yes. We understand that all clients are different and have their own unique needs; thus, we customize each solution to meet those specific requirements.

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We develop software applications as solutions for our clients that allows them to more efficiently purchase, manage and sell their land in the timberland investment industry. Our applications are designed as software as a service, meaning we’re continuously updating them to provide the most up-to-date products for our clients 24/7.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of common code and data definitions that is consumed in a one-to-many model by all contracted customers, at any time, on a pay-for-use basis or as a subscription based on used metrics.

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As cloud solutions are generally hosted off-site, the technology requirements are typically as simple as a common Web browser and Internet connection. There are no server or infrastructure requirements and no additional IT workload to administer and support a cloud solution.

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Digital data is stored in logical pools. The physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.

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The cloud is a network of servers, with each server having a different function. Some servers use computing power to run applications or “deliver a service.”

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ArcGIS is a collection of GIS software products that provide the necessary tools to capture, manage, analyze and geographically display reference information.

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A GIS makes it possible to link, or integrate, information that is difficult to associate through other means. GIS can be used to combine aerial photographs, tabular data, digital satellite data or numerous other forms of data to display a spatial representation of all this information.

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All data collected uses a location reference system. Data collected at a particular location can be compared with other information, and through these relationships, conclusions can be made to explain and predict future occurrences. GIS allows the decision-maker to visualize and understand the relationship of stored information to make better management decisions.

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GIS, or geographical information systems, is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze and understand patterns and relationships.