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Earthmine wins The Crunchies 2007

the crunchies The Crunchies is an annual award for the best technological innovations on the Internet, created by ThechCrunch and sponsored by companies such as Microsofto, Sun, Adobe, Ask, Intel and others.

The event is held annually, the year 2007 were proposed 82,000 candidates since the 10 of January; of which the 18 of December were chosen 5 finalists by each category and at the beginning of January of this year a winner was rewarded by each one of these categories.

Earthmine, an idea that is based on creating a collection of georeferenced data in a three-dimensional model has been the winner in the category “best technological innovation“. Three-dimensional modeling applications can be developed on this platform, in the style of Google streetmaps, and then integrated with the intention of preserving local information available to the public.

In spite of being a not so much technology, and innovation assumes many possibilities and that well that is within our geospatial environment.


It is also worth recognizing Wordpress, thanks to which you are reading this post, which won in the category of best initiative with a chance of success and its founder won as best CEO.

These are the winners of The Crunchies the different categories and nominated finalists:

  1. Best technological innovation: Earthmine
    Earthmine, Like, Move Networks, Twine, Viewdle
  2. Best start at all costs: Techmeme
    FriendFeed, PoliticalBase, ProductWiki, Techmeme, UpNext
  3. Best Gadget Device: iPhone
    iPhone, Kindle, Ooma, Pleo, Wii
  4. Best business model: Zazzle
    Glam Media, Imeem, Prosper, Weatherbill, Zazzle
  5. Best design: SmugMug
    Etsy, Jackson Fish Market, Netvibes, SmugMug, Songza
  6. Best business initiative: Zoho
    37Signals, Attributor, EditGrid, Ribbit, Zoho
  7. Best initiative with a customer-based approach: Meebo
    1800-FREE-411, 23andMe, LinkedIn, Meebo, Zillow
  8. Best initiative for mobiles: Twitter
    AdMob, Fring, Loopt, Shozu, Twitter
  9. Best international initiative: Netvibes
    Atlassian, Gizmoz, MusicShake, Netvibes, Openads
  10. Better implementation of content generation: Digg
    Digg, Facebook, Geni, Instructables, Yelp
  11. Best site for video distribution: Hulu
    Aniboom, Hulu, Joost,, Tokbox
  12. Better implementation of viral marketing: StumbleUpon
    Flixster, iLike, iminlikewithyou, RockYou, StumbleUpon
  13. Best Clean Technology Initiative: Tesla Motors
    A123Systems, Ausra, GridPoint, NanoSolar, Tesla Motors
  14. Best initiative to spend time: Kongregate
    College Humor, Duels, Kdice, Kongregate, Pandora
  15. The most liked to make the world a better place to live: DonorsChoose
    Causes, DonorsChoose, Zerofootprint, Kiva, One Laptop Per Child
  16. Initiative with better chances of success: WordPress
    Kayak, Mint, Slide, Wordpress, Zivity
  17. Founder with better initiate: Mark Zuckerberg
    Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Max Levchin (Slide), Kevin Rose (Digg), Evan Williams (Twitter), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
  18. Best CEO: Toni Schneider, founder of Wordpress
    Gina Bianchini (Ning), Dick Costolo (Feedburner), Toni Schneider (Wordpress), Rob Solomon (Sidestep), Lance Tokuda (RockYou)
  19. Best initiative started in 2007: iMedix
    Hulu, iMedix, Joost, Ribbit, Tumblr
  20. Best of all: Facebook
    Digg, Facebook, GrandCentral, Twitter, Zillow

Vía: Gigaom

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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