Posts in category 'casestudy'

Nautilytics Case Study

Nautilytics is a small data visualization and GIS startup based out of Boston, MA. We use PostGIS and PostgreSQL, among other open-source tools to build powerful web applications for US government organizations, public, and private sector companies.

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PostGIS for fast prototyping and Research

I used extensively postgis (+ecosystem) for my phd thesis, in several ways. The first is that PostGIS is a good steady horse (elephant?): a database is the perfect place to store a lot of very different information in the same place and put them in relation. For geospatial data, postgis means you always have a way to put data in relation (are they at the same place?).

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Plenario (Univeristy of Chicago)

The Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD) is a research initiative of Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago. We create computational tools to better understand cities. One of these is Plenario, our hub for open geospatial data. PostGIS makes the spatial operations at the heart of Plenario possible.

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Clever Maps

Clever°Maps’ is a three years old startup based in the Czech Republic. We create web apps for four distinct market segments:

  1. business/location inteligence - helping companies to make decisions based on data, not on feelings
  2. farming - simplifying agenda and everyday work
  3. road infrastructure administration - settlement of land property rights, treaty evidence, speeding up the whole administrative process
  4. assets administration - treaty management, land purchases

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Vanguard Appraisals

Vanguard Appraisals is new to the GIS world. In fact, we aren’t really in the GIS world; we just kind of brush up against it. We do mass property appraisal for entire county and city jurisdictions, and we develop software to collect, price and maintain values. We also host assessment data online so that homeowners can search and find property information much simpler from the comfort of their own home. Our software and websites are used in 7 states (IA, IL, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD).

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