EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Geosemble Technologies, Inc., announced that a patent recently issued to the University of Southern California has been assigned to Geosemble for its exclusive, worldwide use.
The patent, titled
“Geospatial Data Fusion,” was originally written and submitted by Geosemble
founders Dr. Craig Knoblock and Dr. Cyrus Shahabi while working on behalf of the
University of Southern California in 2004. Geosemble was formed that year to
commercialize this technology, as well as additional technology the company has
Speaking on the
recently issued patent, co-inventor Dr. Craig Knoblock, noted that “Among the
invention’s innovative steps is map-imagery conflation that utilizes common
vector datasets as ‘glue’ to automatically integrate street maps with imagery.
This approach provides automatic, accurate, and intelligent images that combine
the visual appeal and accuracy of imagery with the detailed attribution
information contained in diverse maps.”
Since its founding in
2004, Geosemble has been building its intellectual property portfolio on
geospatial data integration. Since 2007, the company has been developing GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) applications, like GeoXray, that integrate
various textual sources automatically into aerial imagery. GeoXray system users
simply click on displayed buildings and locations to automatically view
associated events and activities. The system targets enterprise customers, and
is deployed by federal government agencies and municipalities.
intellectual property law firm Carr and Ferrell manages and advises the company
on IP matters.
technology is used in a range of government agency and military applications, as
well as by several municipalities. It also provides enterprises and vertical
commercial markets with enhanced geographically-enabled business intelligence
software. The company is a strategic Google Earth Enterprise Partner,
developer in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, an In-Q-Tel portfolio
company, and a DARPA Phase II contractor. Geosemble Technologies, Inc. is
privately held. Learn more at www.geosemble.com.
New Patent Taps Geosemble's Core Technology
March 25, 2010