NASA space station

Do You Want to Help With Our Secret NASA Research Project?

In our last newsletter, we wrote about a research grant we had received from NASA to develop ModelLab, a prototype for a new data processing service.  Well, we’ve got a rough prototype done, and we need your help.  Well, not everyone.  But a few guinea pigs people.  If you have the following attributes, we’d like…

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Climate change application

Azavea Awarded Major Research Grant for Climate Change Data Service

This week is the global climate summit in Paris.  Sadly, we won’t be there, but over the next two years, we’re going to be doing our part on the climate change front.  Azavea is honored to be awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.  This new $1.5 million research grant…

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Volunteers clean a Gowanus Canal Conservancy bioswale

Tracking Green Infrastructure with OpenTreeMap

As organizations across the United States and around the world work with OpenTreeMap, we’re thrilled to see the tree count climb higher on each map.  From a map with a few hundred trees to TreeMapLA’s nearly half a million trees, each map demonstrates the important role the urban forest plays in creating healthy and vibrant…

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Spring Arts Rendering

Azavea is Moving!

More than 13 years ago we moved into the Wolf Building: a funky, artsy building rented by architects, designers, theaters, and artists which used to belong to a packing company, way back in the day.  We loved our small space in the south east corner where Robert’s desk has never moved since that first day….

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Penobscot Bay Wildlife

Summer of Maps 2015 Retrospective

Azavea’s Summer of Maps is a spatial analysis services grant and fellowship program that employs and trains promising GIS analysts to perform high impact geospatial analysis for nonprofits.  Nonprofits apply with data analysis project ideas and are matched with top students.  Applications for the program open for nonprofits in December and Fellows in February of…

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locationTech

What Happened at the Third Annual LocationTech & GeoPhilly Geo Open Source Event?

LocationTech, a consortium of open source geospatial projects, organized by the Eclipse Foundation, facilitates a series of events each year known as the LocationTech Tour which we are proud to be a part of.  The third annual LocationTech event in Philadelphia was the 2015 Geo Open Source Meetup held this past month and it, once…

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Conferences

Red Hat Open Source Community Developer Days
Washington, DC — December 1-2, 2015
Robert Cheetham will be presenting.

Rise Conference 2015
Philadelphia, PA — December 3-4, 2015
Sarah Cordivano, Daniel McGloneRobert Cheetham, and Tyler Dahlberg will be attending.

CBP3 Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Summit
Philadelphia, PA — December 7, 2015
Arianna Robbins will be attending.

CartoDB15 – CartoDB Partner Summit
New York, NY — December 10-11, 2015
Robert CheethamSarah CordivanoDaniel McGlone, and Tyler Dahlberg will be attending.

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C. — January 10-14, 2016
Kathryn Killebrew will be presenting on Open Transit Indicators.

Esri Partner Conference 2016
Palm Springs, CA — March 5-7, 2016
Robert Cheetham will be attending.