Berkeley, CA – February 29, 2012 – Together with Landgate and Geomatic Technologies, earthmine, inc. today announced a joint venture between the three companies, creating earthmine Australia. The company was officially launched at an event today by the Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, Minister for Lands for Western Australia. The company is headquartered in Perth, and will be led by Chief Executive Officer Peter Markham. The venture will have exclusive rights to offer earthmine technology throughout Australia and New Zealand, and will offer a complete end-to-end solution 3D street level imagery collection to data hosting and client software.
“The creation of this joint venture follows our overall strategic direction of cultivating local leadership and expertise within individual regions,” said John Ristevski, co-founder of earthmine. “By teaming up with local leaders who are able to tailor solutions to their market we can support customer needs in a much more effective way. earthmine Australia, with its backing from industry leaders Geomatic Technologies and Landgate, will deliver ground-breaking services and solutions.”
Landgate and Geomatic Technologies are both Australia-based entities; Landgate is the Statutory Authority responsible for maintaining Western Australia’s official register of land ownership and survey information and is responsible for valuing the State’s land and property for government interest. The organization uses leading edge location information technology to manage the State’s assets. Geomatic Technologies is privately held and is a leader in advanced mobile and spatial technologies and is among Australia’s leading providers of integrated IT solutions and services.
“The formation of earthmine Australia through this joint venture will deliver an innovative, world leading technology to revolutionize asset management systems and reduce field trips, saving valuable resources while improving the decision making process,” said Peter Markham, earthmine Australia chief executive officer. Customers of the joint venture will have access to all earthmine technologies and services, and earthmine Australia will offer a local cloud service based on earthmine Server technology. For more information about earthmine Australia visit www.earthmineaustralia.com.
earthmine, Inc. is a world leader in 3D street level imagery delivering a full end-to-end solution from 3D mobile mapping systems, automated data processing pipelines, cloud based hosting services and server software, to desktop software, client side developer tools and direct integration with leading GIS software. earthmine has 27 partners across the Americas, Europe, Australia and the Asia/Pacific regions, providing market and customer specific solutions in conjunction with earthmine technology. earthmine technology is being used in local search, mobile, mapping, GIS, safety, and security markets worldwide in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, France, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Saudi Arabia, as well as other countries around the world. For more information, visit www.earthmine.com or follow earthmine on Twitter at http://twitter.com/earthmine.