Yes, yes. I know I’m supposed to be all jazzed about the iPhone being available on the Verizon network now. And I am. That’s great news. But you know what has me more wound up? Funding. For a Portland company.
This is Portland, silly. The group you’re seeking is POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs). And this week, the folks at POSSE will be discussing open source software up in the Cloud, this Wednesday.
For individuals and small businesses—especially in the creative or Web space—searching for a solution to help them deal with clients, vendors, and projects usually leads them tools like 37signals’ Basecamp or Highrise. But for as good as those tools are, there’s still room for improvement. That’s why Portland-based MioWorks is looking to deliver something better. And today, they’re also delivering that solution en español.
For individuals and small businesses—especially in the creative or Web space—trying to find tools to deal with clients, vendors, and projects usually leads them to tools like 37signals‘ Basecamp or Highrise. And for as good as those tools are, there’s still room for improvement.
That’s why Portland-based MioWorks is looking to deliver something better. And today, they’re also delivering that solution en español. Read More
WeoGeo will use [Safe] FME technology as the basis for its spatial ETL offerings in the marketplace, providing users with the ability to restructure their spatial data into the required format and data model. Specifically, organizations will be able to author spatial data flows that convert and integrate spatial data using FME Desktop and then push the resulting datasets to the cloud for distribution using FME Server.
WeoGeo allows users to search, find and download geodata for use in various analytical and cartographic pursuits. The one thing missing: the ability to transform and deliver data in various formats. That’s just some of what Safe Software’s FME Server can do.
Directions goes on to opine:
I think these two companies are on to something. The cloud is becoming part of our daily lives – for e-mail, for Google Earth use, for calendars. It’s time to put its reliability, scalability and offsite hardware management to the test in geospatial. I feel pretty confident everyone involved in geospatial is already using applications that run in the cloud and the number they use will only increase in the coming months and years.
So with Safe, all of WeoGeo’s cool data becomes much more usable—and more accessible. And that, alone, makes the WeoGeo existing geospatial data more valuable.
Now, combine that with whatever other geospatial magic they have up their WeoGeo-sleeve and we’re sure to see some cool things coming out of one of our newest startup residents.
WeoGeocreates a one-stop marketplace for the mapping industry. It supplies surveyors, engineers, cartographers, and scientists with the ability to conveniently store, search, and exchange global mapping and geo-content. Geo-content providers can easily list their data for sale, and users can quickly find the data they need.