A Primer on Foresight →January 24, 2019 • #
The last several months I’ve been spending quite a bit of time working on this: our geospatial data and analytical product line called Foresight. We’ve been in this business dating back to 2000 in various forms and using the technologies of the era, but empowered by today’s technology, decision support tools, and the open source geo stack, it’s evolved to something novel and unmatched for our customers.
At its core it’s “data-as-a-service” designed to give customers the insights they need to do more, spend less, decide faster, and reduce their uncertainty, with a focus on international geospatial markets.
As Tony put it succinctly in his post, which sums it up nicely:
The ability to know before you go or even, in some cases, eliminate the need to go at all is a unique hallmark to our Foresight products.
We’re working on some example products right now that’ll tell a concrete, compelling story about how Foresight works in practice. I’ll be interested to share more about that down the road once we get them out there.
- Fulcrum as a Personal Database — Using Fulcrum for various personal projects.
- Mapbox Boundaries — Mapbox's 'Boundaries' product for enterprise customers provides an impressive base dataset.
- Weekend Reading: How We Collect Data, Mapping the Camp Fire, and Earth's Great Unconformity — How we collect data at Spatial Networks, DJI maps the Camp Fire, and on mysterious geological records.