24 Jun

Ushahidi

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT:   Ushahidi is a tech company that uses easily manipulable software to collect data from text messages, emails, phone calls, and more to map phenomena in the realms of politics, natural disaster, social issues, and much more. Based...
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17 Jun

Aclima

At a Glance Aclima deploys environmental sensor technology, cloud computing, and machine learning to map indoor and localized outdoor air quality. The availability of this data presents opportunities for us to understand and improve, buildings, cities and industry at a...
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9 May

Indoor Reality

At A Glance “To map the world” is the mission of Indoor Reality, a company which offers innovative solutions to the challenges of mapping the indoors.  Founded by Dr. Avideh Zakhor, who was behind the technology that makes Google Earth...
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28 Apr

The Xerces Society

For over four decades, The Xerces Society has been dedicated to invertebrate conservation. Founder Robert Michael Pyle founded this conservation movement after having studied insect conservation in England. During his time there, he attended a meeting discussing the impending extinction of the large...
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12 Apr

BreezoMeter

    At A Glance Air pollution is considered the world’s deadliest form of pollution, and affects millions of individuals worldwide.  BreezoMeter is an award-winning company that provides hyperlocal air quality data to individuals, businesses and cities so that they...
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7 Apr

Nekton

Earth’s last frontier is not an icy, impassable mountain range or a vast, labyrinthine jungle, but it is hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean.  Far from its representation on most world maps as a featureless expanse of blue,...
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24 Mar

Toilocator

A quintessential aspect of the traveling experience is the search for the nearest public toilet.  In certain countries however, this inherently spatial question of washroom accessibility is one that is particularly challenging.  Take India, for example.  Despite having one of...
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