Prem Radhakrishnan, 39°N, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
What does 39°N build?
We work with anything and everything GIS. Whether your information is in parcels, pipes, or precincts, we can devise a management strategy that will help you exploit your data resources for maximum advantage. We provide system architecture, geodatabase design, expert analysis, consulting, data-creation[,] and migration services.
How did you learn about Esri?
I started working with Esri while earning a master’s degree in GIS. As a developer[,] I found it was a challenging, cutting-edge technology and provided me with enough capabilities to do the work I needed and solve the problems I had. And, it allowed me to develop really cool products.
What is the biggest challenge in using location for your projects?
I never thought there was a challenge in using location. Location usually solves problems rather than creat[ing] challenges. The only challenge I can think of is working in remote locations where [a] data connection is not available[,] but we resolve that with offline data[-]collection capabilities.
What is the future of location?
Location is so prolific that every piece of data is eventually going to have a location attached to it. Everybody is talking about location. If people are not thinking in these terms now, they will be soon.