Geoloqi is now part of Esri!

Geoloqi’s team and technology are joining Esri, the world’s leader in mapping technology and geographic systems, to bring powerful next-gen location and mapping technology to market for mobile and web apps.

Geoloqi HQ is now the the Portland Esri R&D Center! The two companies have joined forces, and we’re unveiling our first product together – a powerful new geocoding enhancement to the Geoloqi API. Geoloqi’s team, products and services will continue to exist and will be supported by the Geoloqi team.

In the future, Geoloqi products and services will be integrated into ArcGIS online and be available through a new developer-friendly pricing model similar to the existing Geoloqi model. The intent is to continue to improve products and services as they are rolled into the new combined platform. This will result in better support, user experience and sample code for developers, as well as an increasing number of opportunities for new and existing ArcGIS customers and new industry verticals.

Esri and Geoloqi Join Forces

What new features can we expect with the acquisition?

Post-acquisition, developers will have access to a geocoding service powered by Esri, provided through the Geoloqi API.

Geocoding service overview:

The Geoloqi API now supports geocoding & reverse geocoding. The ArcGIS SDK provides an alternative to Apple’s maps for incorporating a map into mobile app, with support for any device. We are adding the geocoding capability to our existing API.


When creating a geotrigger rule, developers can now provide an address instead of a latitude and longitude. Internally, the Geoloqi API geocodes the address using the ArcGIS Geocoding service and finds the latitude, longitude and chooses an appropriate size for the trigger. This service will be live at the end of the day on Oct 15th.

Reverse Geocoding

When retrieving information about triggers that have run, or the locations of devices, the information returned is now enriched with the city, state and country of the location by using the ArcGIS Reverse Geocoding service. We can also provide the street address for reverse geocoding.

MapKit Alternative

Esri and Geoloqi will offer a new mapping library powered by the ArcGIS SDKs for iOS. The release of the ArcGIS alternative to MapKit will allow developers to have more options for maps in iOS 6 and beyond. The ArcGIS iOS SDK provides developers with an alternative to MapKit, the default mapping library on iOS. The ArcGIS SDK provides access to high quality map tiles in a programming interface similar to MapKit.

Why is this awesome?

Many external geocoding services have strict limits on usage and licensing, and many don’t allow developers to store the results of the geocoding API call, only letting them use the data one time. With Esri, you own your own data. The results of the geocode can be used in conjunction with any other service.

How can we get it?

Enterprises and developers will be able to buy Geoloqi’s core features and geocoding service powered by Esri through Geoloqi’s website. See Geoloqi’s pricing page for details. In the future, all of Geoloqi’s features and products will be available in the same form through ArcGIS online with an improved and developer-friendly pricing model and feature set.

Who is Esri?

Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) software that functions as an integral component in nearly every type of organization. On any given day, more than a million people around the world use Esri’s ArcGIS software. In addition, Esri has over 350,000 customers, serving many verticals. Esri was founded in 1969 by Jack and Laura Dangermond and employs 2,900 people worldwide.

Who are Esri’s customers?

Over 350,000 customers, serving many verticals.

How much did Esri purchase Geoloqi for?

Esri is a private company. The purchase price is undisclosed.

Follow Us!

You can follow @geoloqi and @esri on Twitter for more information.

Any other questions?

You can read more in the Geoloqi Acquisition FAQ.

And one more thing…

We’re keeping the dinosaur!


Sat Oct 13 2012, 7:07am

By caseorganic




Geoloqi Event Calendar 2012-2013

Upcoming Conferences on Location, Mobile and Business

2012 and 2013 are full of interesting conferences to go to and more people to meet. We’ll be traveling even more next year, and we wanted to share this list of upcoming conferences with you. We’ll be traveling mostly to location-based developer, startup and industry events next year and we hope to see you there!

Oct 13-14, 2012

State of the Map Conference

State of the Map USA
We’ll be bringing the entire Geoloqi team here!

Oct 13-14, 2012

WhereCamp Portland!


We’re hosting a WhereCamp pre-party at Geoloqi HQ! Stop on by!

Oct 17th, 2012

MforMobile Location Business Summit

This San Jose conference will bring together many companies in the location business space. Come learn how brands and enterprise can better leverage location-based services in reasonable ways. Location Business Summit USA. Amber Case will be on a panel about the future of location and brands.

Oct 23-24th, 2012

Keeping it Real-Time Conference

Keeping it Realtime Portland

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case will be Keynoting, and platform engineer Kyle Drake will be speaking as well.

Nov 3, 2012

CyborgCamp Portland

CyborgCamp Portland 2012

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case’s Biennial unconference on the future of humans and technology is back in Portland after two years! Come see keynotes from a variety of people and disciplines.

Nov 4, 2012

Wearable Computing Hackathon

Wearable Computing Hackathon
Come hack together new ways of interacting with technology! Beginner, intermediate and advanced developers welcome!

Nov 7-8, 2012

Vizualized NYC

Visualized Conference NYC

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case will be speaking about data visualization in NYC for the first Vizualized conference.

Nov 17-18, 2012

MobX Berlin, Germany

MobX Conference Berlin

Nov 27-28, 2012

CIOs in Higher Education

This conference in Turtle Bay, Oahu is a small event on the future of technology in higher education. Geoloqi CEO Amber Case will be discussing how new tech can be used in schools to help students be prepared for the future of reality.

Dec 12, 2012

Mobile-Loco Conference: The Brand & Tech Mobile Location Revolution

San Francisco, CA

Dec 5th, 2012

Le Web (France)

LeWeb Paris

Amber Case will be one of the keynotes at LeWeb. She’ll be speaking on the future of location and the interface.

Jan 23rd, 2013

Amazon Startup Challenge

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Feb 2nd, 2013

InfoCamp PDX

InfoCamp Portland

Amber Case will be giving a speech on the endangered web page and the fragility of digital data.

March 4th, 2013

Launch Festival

Launch Conference

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

April 24th, 2013

TheNextWeb Netherlands

The Next Web
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

April 27th, 2013

TC New York

TechCrunch Disrupt

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Sept TBD, 2013

TC San Francisco

TechCrunch Disrupt
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Oct TBD, 2013

Dublin Web Summit Ireland

Dublin Web Summit
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Nov 13-14, 2013

Defrag 2013

Defrag Conference
Amber Case will be one of the keynote speakers at this conference in Broomfield, Colorado.

What to see us at an event?

We’d love to host a hackathon with your company, speak at your conference, or help inspire your team to build interesting applications. If you have an event or activity in mind, please don’t hesitate to let us know!


Wed Oct 10 2012, 5:17pm

By caseorganic




WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party at Geoloqi! Friday, 10/12 – 6-9pm!

WhereCamp Portland 2012

WhereCamp Preparty!

Join us for the Fifth Annual WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party this Friday at Geoloqi HQ!. Beers and banter will be provided! With the growing numbers of geonerds this weekend, feel free to migrate to Lotus Tavern, conveniently located downstairs from Geoloqi, if space gets too crowded upstairs! If you’re here early for the State of the Map Conference, you’re welcome to join us as well. Just let us know who you’re with at the door!

What is Wherecamp?

WhereCampPDX is a free, volunteer-created unconference for anyone interested in geography and technology. This year’s event will be happening October 12th-14th, with a full day of unconference sessions at Metro Regional Center on the 13th.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants. We convene together, plan sessions, and break-out into the proposed session discussions and activities. This gives everyone an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most, and talk about emerging topics that are still new and exploratory. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. As a result, the event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

To attend, you’ll need to be signed up at, or let us know you’re here early for State of the Map.

When and Where?

WhereCampPDX 5 Kickoff Party
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6–9pm

Geoloqi HQ
920 SW 3rd Ave #400
Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)

RSVP to Attend!

You must RSVP via the Eventbrite page to gain access. No need to print tickets but you will be asked if you have registered at the door.

See you there!



Wed Sep 5 2012, 8:20pm

By caseorganic




Geoloqi open house startup crawl tomorrow night!

Stop on By!

Tomorrow night (Thursday) we’ll be having a bunch of guests at Geoloqi for a startup crawl as part of the Portland Digital eXperience Conference.

Geoloqi HQ Startup Crawl

Free USB drives, beer and interesting people!

Stop by Geoloqi tomorrow night and check out our office! We’ll have Loqisaur USB drives, stickers and beer for everyone!

Register (free)

Want to head on over? Register here.

Geoloqi HQ

920 SW 3rd Ave #400
Portland, OR 97204
Geoloqi HQ

Startup crawl kickoff at Leftbank Annex

At 5:30 Pm I’ll be speaking with a series of other founders at Leftbank Annex. Afterwards, feel free to head over to Geoloqi HQ and drink into the night!

5:30pm (Leftbank Annex) Founders Kickoff:

  • Dave Shanley: Co-Founder & CTO of CrowdCompass
  • Mat Ellis: Founder & CEO of Cloudability
  • Chris Teso: Founder & CEO of Chirpify
  • Todd Silverstein: Co-Founder and CEO of Vizify
  • Amber Case: Co-Founder and CEO of Geoloqi

6:00PM Tech Crawl through the Following Offices

• CPUsage
• Cascade Web Development
• The Digits!
• Geoloqi, Inc
• Upstart Labs
• Puppet Labs
• Chirpify
• GlobeSherpa
• Urban Airship
• ShopIgniter
• Jama Software
• Cedexis
• Elemental Technologies
• Night & Day Studios
• Gun Dog Labs
• Janrain
• Kavi
• SatBurner
• Cedexis
• Janrain
• Webvisions
• Perka, Inc

7:00PM – 9:00PM Tech Crawl Party @ Ground Kontrol

Sponsored by CrowdCompassCloudability, Corsource


See the full list and more at Lanyrd!


Wed Jul 25 2012, 11:11am

By caseorganic




Geoloqi at ESRI Users Conference 2012

Photo: @kk for ESRI

Hello from San Diego!

This week we sent the entire Geoloqi development team to ESRI’s annual User Conference in San Diego. We all had a great time being around people who enjoy location just as much as we do.

Some of the 15,000 people at the 2012 ESRI User Conference. Photo: @kk for ESRI.

ESRI powers a lot of everyday things that people don’t generally think about. From road planning and civic planning, to emergency response to environmental protection, the presentations were just a small sampling of the many users of ArcGIS and other ESRI tools. With so many applications, it was fun to talk with people about where they wanted to go next. A lot of them were very excited about ambient, adaptive, real-time location.

15,000 people…over 500 sessions!

The conference attracted a whopping 15,000 attendees (compare that to over 20,000 at SXSW Interactive this year). It was more than drinking from a firehose. It was as if each of the sessions was a .zip file that we had to fit into our already crowded brains. Although we only attended three days of the conference, we left feeling completely overwhelmed. It’s going to take a few weeks to process everything we experienced.

Geoloqi Team at the ESRI User Conference 2012

Left to right: Pat Arlt, Kenichi Nakamura, Amber Case, Kyle Drake. Photo: @kk for ESRI.

Conference Sessions

The first day’s plenary talks were all introduced by ESRI CEO Jack Dangermond, a fantastic and animated speaker whose passion was contagious. The entire room fit all of the attendees of the conference, which resulted in three massive projection screens. We got to go backstage to see all of the redundant video equipment and the sheer amount of technology needed to pull off the show. And because a lot of the AV tech are actually ESRI employees, they’re able to fine tune demos and presentations over time.

All of the demos on the first day were so good that a lot of people didn’t think they were real. None of the live demos crashed, and the presenters were so polished that it felt like we were watching a cooking show.

Jack Dangermond - ESRI CEO

Jack Dangermond gives a plenary talk at the ESRI User Conference. Photo: @kk for ESRI.

Why attend the ESRI conference?

We’re geonerds, and it’s a geonerds dream to be here. A lot of people had recommended that we go to the conference this year. With some help from ESRI, we were able to meet a entire slew of interesting companies and startups, from small, two-person companies doing groundbreaking work in indoor mapping to Open Street Maps, a wonderful project whose data we rely on every day. In all, it was great to see a platform company that could enable so many solutions with a base set of tools.

What’s next?

If you’re into geo, like us, then I’d strongly encourage you to attend State of the Map US (SOTM) on October 12-14th in Portland, Oregon, as well as this year’s WhereCamp Portland from October 13-14th, 2012. We’ll be hosting a pre-party for WhereCamp at Geoloqi HQ! Hope to see you there!