According to Co-Founder Andrew Ferlitsch, "the Google Interactive Map interface adds a new dimension above the traditional text-based searching typically found in other online GIS systems". Information on countries, states and cities is obtained from the open data project, opengeocode.org, which compiles public domain GIS information from national and international databases.
"Our database has over a half million location records, including place names in a variety of languages, as well as geographic, political and census data", according to Co-Founder, Will Mayall.
Users can navigate the site in English, Spanish or French. According to Co-Founder, Karl Wischnofske, "users can search by postal codes within the United States and Canada and obtain live weather information on nearly any location in the world".
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NW Startups is a technology and business incubator located in Vancouver, WA. The incubator assists young entrepreneurs and early stage startups in a variety of roles, including business plans, intellectural property, marketing, recruitment and technology advice. The incubator is also the sponsor of the opengeocode.org, an open data project which collects and assembles geospatial data from public domain sources worldwide.