Sharing Information for 2 or 2,000
By Eric Swedlund
Photo-Julia Armstrong D'Agenese and Frank D'Agenese, Co-Founders of Earth Knowledge
Photo by: Chris Mooney
Earth Knowledge is focused on how people see and share information – with broadly collaborative capabilities to assist governments, researchers and businesses in making decisions.
Earth Knowledge operates the WISSDOM – World Information Systems Socially Delivered via Online Media – web portal, with its sophisticated and highly customizable data and mapping capabilities. Targeted uses include environmental management, emergency management and military applications.
“The goal of the technology is a very comprehensive web-based platform that brings anywhere from two to thousands of people together and brings large amounts of information,” said Earth Knowledge CEO Julia Armstrong D’Agnese. “We can mix and match the kind of content and info we need depending on the type of projects or clients.
“Our technology can be auto-categorized and crosscategorized and mapped – and what that does is allow all of this world information and all of the relationships to be easily accessed. It’s a lot of information, but it’s very focused.”
Earth Knowledge launched the first version of its portal in 2006 and has produced three different iterations since, working with different clients and adding new tools.
In the last 18 months, the company has transitioned to a web-based system and anticipates continued growth of the platform and increased diversity in its clients.