Ben Kerr, B.Sc., P.Ag.
Founder and CEO, Foundry Spatial
Full Stack Developer, Foundry Spatial
For government agencies that need data on water supply and demand in rivers and aquifers, Foundry Spatial provides a live picture of water supply, ecosystem needs, and human water use across the landscape. Unlike traditional consulting studies that take weeks or months to produce for a single location, Foundry customers can access all the information they need, for any location, at any time.
You’ll learn how to…
- Serve customers who need natural resource data in the regulatory space, for industry and conservation applications
- Use maps to help users to track and explore dynamic, ever-changing watersheds and aquifers
- Combine data from environmental sensors, predictive models, into context-specific reporting
- Serve GeoJSON data via your own APIs and use Mapbox as a rendering engine
- Thin giant data sources, optimizing storage and rendering at different scales
- Northwest Water Tool - management of water rights (regulatory), users (industries)
- Satellite Forest Monitoring in Canada - Raster to vector (billion pixel image mosaic of all of Canada)
- Foundry Spatial - website
About Foundry Spatial
Foundry Spatial’s Technology Framework provides map-based online tools to support resource managers in making wise decisions based on accurate science. Our award-winning resource management tools have a proven track record–having been successfully deployed across more than 1.5 million km² of Western Canada. Foundry Spatial’s mission is to connect people with technology, science, and data for sustainable environmental management.
About Ben Kerr
Ben Kerr founded Foundry Spatial in 2009 with a goal to help people leverage data to make more informed decisions. What started as a consulting practice, led into a specialized software company as client demands multiplied. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into water decision support tools now covering more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.