30 Sep

Company Spotlight: Benchmark

By Conor White The Benchmark Initiative was launched in 2019 by Ordnance Survey’s location data and property tech accelerator Geovation, based in London, United Kingdom, with support from Omidyar Network. The initiative is – in parallel – a funded entrepreneur...
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13 Apr

Company Spotlight: Gather

By Jessica Devous Gather is a non-profit organization in London, United Kingdom that collects and organizes geographical data on sanitation infrastructure in emerging cities. Launched in 2016, Gather is working to close the sanitation gap by standardizing geospatial data for...
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22 Jan

Company Spotlight: GISCorps

By Juli Miller GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a system that allows for the mapping, analysis, and manipulation of geographical and spatial data. It serves as a method to solve physical issues via virtual development, enabling the visualization of...
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2 Jan

Company Spotlight: Navteca

By Katelyn Neff “Navteca is a woman and minority-owned technology services company focusing on emerging technologies and IT innovation, like cloud and virtual reality.” https://www.navteca.com/about The American Geographical Society recently spoke with Shayna Skolnik, co-founder, and CEO of Navteca about...
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12 Dec

Company Spotlight: Hivemapper

By Nathaly Garzon Physical changes to roads, terrain, buildings and more can occur at any moment and affect a vast array of things. More important than fresh maps, are fresh maps that know what’s changed so that’s why it’s important...
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20 Nov

Company Spotlight: ACLED

By Dane Gambrell The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) is a data collection, analysis, and mapping project. The project provides a free database of “conflict events”, such as military action, riots, protests, terrorist attacks, and other acts...
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9 Oct

Company Spotlight: Ecopia.AI

By Dane Gambrell Can artificial intelligence map the world? Ecopia.AI (“Ecopia”), a geospatial data and technology company based in Toronto, Ontario, thinks that the answer is a resounding “yes.” The American Geographical Society recently spoke with Co-Founder and President Jon...
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25 Sep

Company Spotlight: Cesium

By Nigel Jaffe As with many industries at the cutting edge of technology—bitcoin, AI, machine learning—the world of 3D data can seem opaque even to companies who make use of it every day. Modern society is awash in data to...
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