Geosite, the company that builds business intelligence software for any application that uses spatial data, today won recognition from Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards as a finalist in the On the Rise: 0-4 Years in Business category and received honorable mention in the Software category for its Mission Management Tool (MMT).
Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards honor clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
The MMT is the world’s first software application that fuses multiple sources of geospatial data - information that links people, objects, or behaviors with the “when and where” they occupy - to streamline search and rescue coordination. The application helps the Air Force Rescue Command Center - the organization charged with coordinating all on-land federal search and rescue activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico, and Canada - reduce response times to potential emergencies from up to two hours to a matter of minutes in the critical early moments of a rescue.
“Geospatial data is an immensely powerful tool that traditionally has stayed only in the hands of a few scientists and experts because of its complexity,” explains Rachel Olney, Geosite’s CEO and Founder. “The MMT demonstrates the massive potential of providing that data in an easy-to-use platform for use by frontline workers and how it can fundamentally change operational outcomes and even save lives.”
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions—with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges. The issues highlight, among others, probiotics for coral reefs, easy-to-assemble kit homes for refugees or disaster survivors, a 3D printed vaccine patch, an electric truck, a system to heat homes from the waste heat of a name-brand factory, and prosecutor-initiated resentencing for overly long prison sentences.
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
Geosite’s Fast Company recognition follows top honors from the 2021-2022 Cloud Awards, which selected the company as the winner of the Best Geospatial/Aviation Cloud Solution.
About Geosite Geosite is a SaaS platform with applications for enterprise users that leverage spatial data for operations, planning, and analysis. From search and rescue coordination across the U.S. to insurance underwriting and claims, Geosite fuses complex data into simple workflows by delivering the power of geospatial data directly to business operations from multiple satellite, drone, IoT, and geospatial analytic sources. The company was founded in 2018 by Rachel Olney, a Stanford Ph.D. and Forbes “30-Under-30” top entrepreneur for enterprise technology. The company is backed by marquee venture capitalists including YCombinator, Bee Partners, Lavrock, NextGen Venture Partners, and MS&AD Ventures. For information about Geosite visit: www.geosite.io
About the World Changing Ideas Awards World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.
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