Paragon Code doesn't market packaged software
Our specialty is making your products possible
Paragon Code provides consulting, process design, and software engineering services to
data manufacturers and other corporations. We're inventors! Many products sold by major
geographic data providers like Geographic Data
Technology (GDT), and formerly BLR Data, were
developed by the staff at Paragon Code.
The next time your company needs a new or better geographic data product, take
advantage of our knowledge and experience! We can build the tools you need, train your
staff to use them, and even assist you in scoping and sizing the project.
Best of all, the resulting product can be yours -- you can own it! You can sell it,
license it, or keep it proprietary to retain a competitive advantage. A custom solution
secures your data and guarantees the right fit. No more worries about discontinued
offerings or upgrades that force you to change your system.
Here are some examples of our work
Numerous Automated Mapping Systems
Companies frequently need specialized tools for creating large volumes
of maps quickly. Sometimes they need an interactive tool to simplify a spatial analysis
process, such as demonstrating CRA* compliance in the banking industry. Maybe they want to
standardize a repetitive mapping task, like producing nationwide pizza delivery zone maps.
Paragon Code has created numerous such "mapplications" in
every major Geographic Information System (GIS) and desktop mapping environment, including
ArcView, MapObjects, MapX, ARC/INFO, and Atlas GIS. Our mapplications
expertise extends into virtually every industry that uses GIS, including Marketing,
Banking, Telecommunications, Desktop Mapping, Retail, Insurance, Health Care, and Real
*Community Reinvestment Act
ADVO Targeting Zones (ATZs) were developed by
Paragon Code CEO Jim Wilson to fill ADVO's need for a
socio-economically cohesive sub-ZIP geography. Paragon Code continues to work with ADVO
and GDT to maintain these state-of-the-art advertizing zones, and to expand this new
technology into the rest of ADVO's offerings.
BLR Data's StreetNetwork product line was an industry pace-setter with
its ultra-fast display capabilities, a separate enhanced address layer (EAL), and routable
networking. These features and the data processing tools used to create them were all
developed by the people at Paragon Code.
Drive Time Tools
Often, drive time is a critical factor in trade area delineation and analysis.
Paragon Code has developed fast, new technology for accurately incorporating drive time
into automated retail trade area (RTA) definitions. These RTAs are much smarter than
traditional population- and ring-based RTAs, and inherently take into consideration
natural barriers to access such as rivers and mountains. The new approach has a
significantly reduced data footprint over prior drive time models. Look for this
capability in commercial mapping packages.
Paragon Code staff invented the process and developed the software
utilities for building the industry's highest quality and most comprehensive suite of
geographic telco information. These digital mapping products include Wire Center points,
Wire Center Serving Areas, Local Exchange Company (LEC) boundaries, Local Access Transport
(LATA) and Area Code Boundaries, and Rate Center Boundaries.
Beyond the obvious massive data collection effort is the arduous task of
standardizing, digitizing, cross-checking and augmenting the original source data. Data
entry and processing tools developed by us made the job possible and the product
MajorRoads and HighwayNetwork
The technology of applying national traffic volume data to help identify
major streets in a consistent manner across the United States was an innovation unique to
BLR Data's MajorRoads and HighwayNetwork products. Our staff created the tools that BLR
Data used to make these products.
We have created complete software packages used by GIS data providers to build
and maintain national ZIP Code
boundaries and ZIP+4 centroid files.
Paragon Code has fast, effective, and straightforward tools for
producing geographic polygon topology of every type from the Census Bureau's TIGER/Line
files. These boundaries include census blocks and block groups, census tracts, urbanized
areas, school districts, and more.
A totally new geocoding technology is under development at Paragon Code.
Features include the easy accomodation of international address styles, alternative
information (non-address) geocoding and a client-server architecture.
Retail Network Optimization Tools
Paragon Code has developed some of the most advanced
retail trade area models ever implemented in the real world. Highly configurable. Drive
time based. Competition sensitive. Geographically smart.