Focation.com is a website that builds local communities by geotagging (marking contents with their geographic information) and benefits from contents contributed by these communities. One of these communities is folks map (map data created by local residents—or crowd source mapping) community, which helps build map data for areas lacking official map data. This will fill in the need for map data in countries that Google and other map providers have not extended their arms to.
Ivan is the founder of SilkCoast (www.silkcoast.com), a software company specialized in GIS and SCM products for US and Vietnam markets, at the same time he is also the CTO of 16 Mile Solutions (www.16milesolutions.com). Among SilkCoast’s products is Focation (www.focation.com) which is a search and geotagging engine for geospatial contents. Prior to his career at SilkCoast, he worked at BlueKey Services (www.bluekeyservices.com) as a software project manager.
Ivan also served as a board member of International Medical Initiatives Corporation (www.imi-corp.net), which provides informatics technology in health care. Prior to that he worked at DIcentral (www.dicentral.com) as a lead software engineer.
Ivan got his Master’s Degree in Management of Information System from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2003.