Our History

Innovative solutions and forward thinking

Image Matters was launched in January 2001 by founding partners: Harry Niedzwiadek, Janine Hussey, and John Davidson. Kurt Buehler, the co-founder of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), became a partner and President in 2004. CTO and partner Randy Gladish joined the company in 2010 to spearhead product development. Chris Haakon (former CEO of Autometric) and Larry Shand (Radiant Group, Inc. Chief Development Officer, and co-founder of RadiantBlue Technologies) are also partners and Board members. Image Matters is most recognized for its software technology innovations, and its contributions to the advancement of GeoSocial Web and Semantic Web infrastructures.

Awards and special recognition

2012 Technology Business of the Year Finalist (October 2012)

Presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for recognition of Image Matters as a business that exemplifies achievement and excellence in the local business community
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Leesburg 2010 Innovation Award Honorable Mention (June 2010)

Presented by the Town of Leesburg, Image Matters was recognized with Honorable Mention in the Innovation category at the 2010 Leesburg Business Appreciation Awards
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Innovations in Geospatial Intelligence Award (November 2005)

Presented by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) at the 2005 Geospatial Intelligence Conference for improving automated filtering of data to help mitigate the volume, variety and velocities of information facing today’s analysts, and combining that filtering with an intuitive human-computer interface to facilitate the analysis process
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2005 Technology Business of the Year Award (November 2005)

Presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for recognition of Image Matters as a business that exemplifies achievement and excellence in the local business community
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