Mapping Pollutants with Leaflet.js

Written by , July 21, 2016


There are plenty of of ways to visualize data, but mapping data is one of the most powerful ways to make it immediately mean something to the viewer.  Creating maps that make data meaningful is satisfying for some of the same reasons I like doing the dishes. This might seem like a weird comparison, but bear […]


Products vs. Services

Written by , May 23, 2016


There are generally two broad categories of businesses: those that make things and those that do things.  This is the products vs. services debate.  When starting Line 45, we focused on being a company that does things.  In that, we have focused on providing services to clients to help them achieve their goals.  Sometimes this meant […]


Living in Claude Shannon’s Hometown

Written by , May 12, 2016


Claude Shannon: “The most important man you’ve probably never heard of.” On April 30 you may have noticed this Doodle on Google’s homepage, celebrating the 100th birthday of Claude Shannon. As a technology-based company, we wouldn’t exist if not for Shannon. His contributions to Information Theory led to developments like the mobile phone, deep space missions, and […]


Drones & Aerial Data Collection

Written by , April 12, 2016


We are excited to announce that we’ve taken the first steps towards being able to offer aerial data collection services to our customers. At the end of March we submitted our application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be able to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, for commercial purposes. Although some […]


Data Tools to Help Americans Thrive

Written by , March 20, 2016


Have you ever thought about how data could help improve lives? In early March 2016, the White House revealed its Opportunity Project, a place where data is easily available for tech developers to access. They can then create tools to visualize that data in a way that helps people and organizations make decisions to improve […]