Revolution #13: “The Cloud”

We’ve had a lot of buzz around the office this week about the cloud, generally fostered by our discovery of paperspace (a cool startup that makes rolling your own computers in the cloud much easier).  We’ve dabbled with AWS, Google Compute, and a few other offerings before, but we’re constantly asked (at conferences and internally) […]

Revolution #11: The Holiday Season

With the holidays soon upon us, I wanted to briefly reflect on the pattern of users we’ve seen over the year – it’s been very busy, and very exciting.  The takeaway is, we had 944 users put in 3,098 requests for data since we went live. Not just surprising, but shocking to us that we’ve seen […]

Revolution #8: Alternate Entry Points

Today’s revolution is a preview of a coming feature of GeoQuery we’ve been working on – the ability to “roll your own” entry points into the GeoQuery database. You can see an example (unless it crashes – beta!) at http://umd.geoquery.org . A big concern we have regarding the sustainability of GeoQuery is it’s ability to not […]

Revolution #6: Boundaries and Why They Matter

Today’s revolution focuses on an upcoming project at GeoQuery, the GeoBoundaries team, and dives into why administrative divisions aren’t boring and actually matter! Every place in the world has some sort of administrative hierarchy. I live in the 23236 zip code, which is located in Chesterfield County, in the state of Virginia, within the United […]