At Latitude Geographics, we recognize that in-depth industry knowledge provides a valuable context for creating more powerful, meaningful web-mapping applications. While our roots are firmly established in the government space, over the years, we've worked with organizations in many different sectors. Building on our trusted technology foundation, there's never been a better time to augment Geocortex solutions with industry specific approaches. We plan to do this incrementally, branching out into targeted sectors as we grow our expertise organically.

For example, over the past two years, our Business Development Manager for Energy, Rob Lenarcic, has steadily built up a strong base of customers in the petroleum sector. We have seen outstanding results as we work more closely with our petroleum industry customers in addressing their web-GIS challenges such as adoption of the PODS geodatabase model.

Public Safety is another sector which continues to be very dynamic and where Geocortex is uniquely positioned to address specific GIS challenges. A recent example: through our partnership with NorthSouth GIS LLC, the Port of Los Angeles now uses Geocortex to address their security requirements (which you can learn more about here).

So we've clearly seen that successful business area growth requires expert domain knowledge. To this end, we are very pleased to welcome Francis Graf as our new Business Development Manager for Public Safety. Prior to joining us, Francis was the founder and CEO of FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc. (FDR). Under his leadership, the company grew to being the one of the leading digital forensics professional services companies in Canada. During this time, Francis worked closely with law enforcement agencies, corporations, government and law firms across Canada, the United States, Indonesia, the UK and Saudi Arabia. Francis is also a former police officer and since founding FDR he has been involved in a wide range of highly sensitive civil and criminal investigations. We are looking forward to introducing Francis to our customers so that we can provide even more value to meet their Public Safety needs.

The industry knowledge and experience that both Rob and Francis bring to Latitude and its customers is very valuable. Over the coming year, you will see further news as we work closely with our customers in other sectors and help them solve real world GIS problems with innovative solutions using Geocortex. Stay tuned.