BigGeo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivid Theory. BigGeo owns a proprietary Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) and all associated IP. DGGS solutions serve the ever expanding Big Data + Geospatial constraints of today and the exponential data challenges of the future.
BigGeo is distributed using a Platform as a Service model to maximize customer reach. PaaS is the desired solution for highly specialized products when the user wants to offload the responsibility for managing and updating the core technologies.
The BigGeo DGGS solution accelerates business & industry-specific applications whose needs are geared towards speed, scale, and data interoperability while using off-the-shelf consumer hardware.
Enabling builders to tap into API-accessible products that rapidly solve high-tech challenges that scale globally. The products range from industry solutions based upon 2D DGGS APIs to Volumetric 3D DGGS solutions. These novel technologies open up an almost limitless stream of new business solutions.
A DGGS is a spatial reference system that uses a hierarchical tessellation of cells to partition and address the globe. It is a simple way of assigning geometric shapes to space to perform complicated mathematical calculations. Imagine a spreadsheet of uniform tiny cells that cover the entire Earth.
Each cell holds a unique “ID” that is divided repeatedly to provide hyper granular spatial resolution storing specific scientific, qualitative, or almost any form of information.