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So I'm working as a GIS techwith a roofing company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area putting together hail fall maps and marketing maps. What they have been doing in the past is picking streets out of DeLorme Street Atlas and pulling down up to 1,000 (software limit) phone numbers for the Claim Specialists to call and schedule inspections.

What I'm trying to do is streamline the process. I receive shapefiles for the hail fall after every storm, and also areas of high wind, and I have a solid street and parcel map of the DFW Metroplex. What I cant find is a list of landline phone numbers matched to addresses like the DeLorme Street Atlas has.

Is there a way to import the map from DeLorme into ArcGIS and use the data I already have? When I spoke to their sales rep he didn't think so, and also said the XMap Street Atlas Data Package did not include phone numbers. Or am I stuck buying a list of landline phones and appending them to my existing parcel maps? In which case where can I find affordable phone and address lists other than InfoUSA who quoted me a little over $20k.

Thanks for any help :D
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Hi,

I read your post and your problem seems unique but not impossible. You somehow seem to be unable to connect the cords between the two aspects. Well, i feel we might be able to help you with that, but i would suggest you mail us at info@cyber-swift.com

This would help us both for sharing the exact details and sorting your problem.

Anyways, you can take a look at our website for more details. As, our web pages are very informative you might get the answer to your problem there itself. www.cyber-swift.com

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So I'm working as a GIS techwith a roofing company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area putting together hail fall maps and marketing maps. What they have been doing in the past is picking streets out of DeLorme Street Atlas and pulling down up to 1,000 (software limit) phone numbers for the Claim Specialists to call and schedule inspections.

What I'm trying to do is streamline the process. I receive shapefiles for the hail fall after every storm, and also areas of high wind, and I have a solid street and parcel map of the DFW Metroplex. What I cant find is a list of landline phone numbers matched to addresses like the DeLorme Street Atlas has.

Is there a way to import the map from DeLorme into ArcGIS and use the data I already have? When I spoke to their sales rep he didn't think so, and also said the XMap Street Atlas Data Package did not include phone numbers. Or am I stuck buying a list of landline phones and appending them to my existing parcel maps? In which case where can I find affordable phone and address lists other than InfoUSA who quoted me a little over $20k.

Thanks for any help :D


Yeah, it all revolves around your ability to get that data. I don't have experience with delorme, have you tried to approach the telephone companie(s) in the area to see if they provide a digital copy of their phone directory? If they dont give it out now, you wont get access, but maybe they provide currently some digital version that you could extract into an excel spread sheet or something similarly.

Have you considered paying a company to scan a phone book? Do they even provide phone books anymore? haha.

I'm interested to know what you come up with if you find any solutions. I actually work for a telephone company so I will ask a few of my coworkers and see if they have any suggestions.

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Just spoke with a guy at work who is knowledgeable. He said salesforce.com is probably the best way to obtain those databases.

Let me know if this works and at what price, I would be interested to know.




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