Article: Foursquare adds geospatial analytics and visualizations power with Unfolded acquisition

Geospatial, Open Data

Foursquare adds geospatial analytics and visualizations power with Unfolded acquisition

Foursquare, a leading independent location technology company known for its city guides, announced its acquisition of Unfolded, a geospatial analytics platform.

With the addition of Unfolded’s capabilities to its technology stack, enterprises and brands can soon come to Foursquare to not only access its location data, but work with that data in an integrated platform for merging, enriching, analysing, and visualising spatial data – in whatever environment they choose. “Welcoming Unfolded to the team makes the Foursquare platform more powerful, robust, and accessible to our clients and partners,” said Gary Little, President and CEO of Foursquare.

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Article: Ex-Uber team raises $6M seed for geospatial analytics platform Unfolded.ai

Geospatial, Open Data

Ex-Uber team raises $6M seed for geospatial analytics platform Unfolded.ai

Years ago, Uber had a problem. With millions of users and tens of thousands of drivers scattered across a widening expanse of the globe, the fast-growing mobility startup wanted to display more accurate maps to users about where their ride was coming from and where it was intending to go to reach its destination.

The challenge is that geospatial datasets can easily reach into the petabytes, so how do you transmit and visualize such data — particularly on mobile?

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