Paul Wickman

Paul Wickman
Co-Founder & CTO, Flat Rock Geographics

Website | @northstargis

After many years of IT consulting in the SF Bay Area with several well-known “locals” like Cisco Systems, Intel and Sun Microsystems, Paul launched Northstar Geographics (NSG) in 2008. Based in St Paul, Minnesota NSG specializes in applied geographic analysis, web mapping application development and spatial database design. Now in its fourth year, NSG is developing GeoCruncher; a cloud-based location analytics service designed for Business Intelligence reporting integration.


Business & Strategy Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
Paul Wickman (Flat Rock Geographics)
At last year's Where Conf I attended a Fusion Tables workshop presented by Google. As a geospatial/GIS professional I was extremely disappointed to see Google violate simple, basic tenants of geospatial analysis; showing attendees how to do bad things with good technology. The job market craves GIS/Web Developers while demand for 'traditional' GIS skills plummets. Is the GIS Professional dead? Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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