Azavea, a geospatial data analysis software company, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to create a web-based historical mapping system that will enable geographic indexing of historical documents. The software is designed to support a wide range of government, commercial, academic, and other research projects.

This interesting news was found on MarketWatch in their article, “Azavea Awarded SBIR Grant to Develop Web-Based Historical Geocoder.”

Typical search engines index enormous amounts of contemporary human knowledge and activity. However, we all know that not all human experience is contemporary; much of it is historical knowledge housed in non-digital formats. This project is meant to provide viable solutions to this situation.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.