SOURCE: FortiusOne

December 18, 2007 14:33 ET

Dave Waldrup Joins FortiusOne

Pioneer in Semantic Web and GIS Appointed VP of Product Management and Marketing

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - FortiusOne, a leader in next-generation Intelligent Mapping solutions that make the World's geographic data accessible to everyone for learning, decision making, and problem solving, announced that Dave Waldrup is joining the executive team as VP of Product Management and Marketing. Waldrup brings over 30 years of combined government and commercial experience where he worked extensively incorporating Semantic Web and knowledge management capabilities within GIS.

"FortiusOne's disruptive technological innovations are blazing the trail toward the next generation of mapping," said Waldrup. "By marrying the very best of GIS and the Geo and Semantic Web, FortiusOne is enabling people to visualize and use maps in entirely new ways. I'm excited to help lead the charge."

Dave has had great success working within the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and worldwide commercial business. He has developed and managed technical programs in support of GIS and other initiatives within NGA and most recently served as a Senior Principal Business Developer in Knowledge Management where he developed and implemented the concept of Knowledge Management within Geospatial Intelligence Systems. As an outside consultant, Waldrup was also an integral leader in the integration of the Semantic Web-Enabled Capability concept in coordination with The New School on their Geospatial and Media Tool (GMT) which was demonstrated to numerous high-level NGA, NATO, and other intelligence agency seniors with their enthusiastic acceptance and approval.

"Dave brings a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience to FortiusOne," said Sean Gorman, CEO and founder. "He reinforces our mission to create exciting and innovative applications that enable geospatial knowledge creation and discovery by everyone. Dave is a great addition to the FortiusOne team."

FortiusOne was spun out of George Mason University in 2005 by a group of recognized experts in complexity science, large-scale data analysis, and public policy. The emergence of Web mapping and other Web 2.0 innovations inspired FortiusOne to invent new technologies to address the limitations of traditional analytic tools and the challenges in finding adequate data to solve real-world problems. Joined by successful pioneers from the networking, Web services, and social networking markets, FortiusOne pursues its mission to make the World's data accessible and easy to use.

"By joining our team, Dave has validated FortiusOne's value proposition," said Chris Marentis, COO and President of FortiusOne. "His breadth of knowledge and experience in this market confirms the real value in our core technologies. With Dave's extensive experience, we can continue to build toward the next evolution of the web."

About FortiusOne

FortiusOne provides next-generation Intelligent Mapping solutions that make the World's geographic data accessible to everyone for learning, decision making, and problem solving. Its breakthrough intelligent mapping technologies are leading the way to the GeoWeb, with rich information visualization on maps, unprecedented access to geographic data, and new ways to grow collective knowledge. FortiusOne's public GeoCommons atlas site is a place where exploring, creating, and sharing an open source catalogue of geodata and maps is as easy as local search. FortiusOne offers a range of products and services based on the GeoCommons platform to enable government and commercial customers to leverage intelligent maps in their own applications. For more information, visit

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