Victoria, BC – December 7, 2016 – This week Victoria-based environmental consulting firm, Foundry Spatial, joined the Mapbox Developer Network, an exclusive international community of developers, designers, and geospatial professionals.
“We use Mapbox open source tools to make complex geospatial data easy to visualize,” says Ben Kerr, CEO and Senior Water Scientist at Foundry Spatial. “Being invited to the Mapbox Developer Network recognizes the high quality of work we do, and gives us access to exclusive resources to bring to our clients.”
Borrowing from gaming technology, Mapbox drives mapping tools for General Electric, IBM, Tableau, National Geographic and hundreds of other companies and government agencies worldwide.
A recent example of Foundry Spatial using Mapbox tools is the new “Satellite Forest Monitoring in Canada” interactive map that shows how the country’s forest cover has changed over the past 30 years.
“We used innovative Mapbox tools to create an easy way for people to explore huge amounts of data, smoothly displaying almost a BILLION points of satellite imagery data on the fly,” says Kerr. “This wouldn’t have been technically possible just one year ago.”
Visit http://forests.foundryspatial.com/ to access the free map.
Foundry Spatial created the interactive map on behalf of the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, partnered with the University of British Columbia, with support from the Canadian Space Agency.
“It’s an exciting time to be in the geospatial analysis and data visualization business,” says Kerr. “Mapbox makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile and online application, and we’re now using Mapbox tools and code in our work with government and industry partners on projects around the world.”
Foundry Spatial’s talented programmers and geospatial experts have won numerous awards for creating high-performing, beautiful visualizations of real-world data. The team is eager to implement Mapbox technologies to solve complex data visualization problems, and welcomes all challenges.
About Foundry Spatial
Based in Victoria, BC, Foundry Spatial is an environmental science and consulting firm. Our expert team of scientists and programmers builds helpful tools that turn raw data into meaningful information for smart, sustainable, resource management decision-making. We have a proven track record, having delivered hydrology modeling and decision support tools for more than one million km2 of Western Canada. For more information, visit www.foundryspatial.com
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