• CrackerJackFlash posted an article
    CrackerJackFlash unites strategic and visually driven services to help grow your business. see more

    CrackerJack Marketing + Design has recently merged with JackFlash Photography + Video to creatCrackerJackFlash: a one-stop-shop that unites strategic and visually driven services under one roof.

    This combination of services is unique to Victoria because it offers a marketing “agency alternative” that is nimble and flexible enough to work with budgets of all sizes, getting straight to the talent you need most without additional layers. So whether you’re a budding start-up, or an established tech firm, CJ*F and its customized team of freelance associates can adapt to your project’s needs and have the experience to get your brand noticed.

    And with the recent addition of in-house photography and video services, CJ*F’s founder Jack Adamson can take a more holistic approach towards visual execution, ensuring your story will truly resonate with your audience.

    So if your company needs help growing its business through marketing, conceptual design and copywriting, photography or video services, CJ*F has an award-wining track record of generating stories that are more authentic and memorable in nature.

    To learn more, call Jack at 250.580.SNAP or check out CJ*F’s new website today.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Foundry Spatial joined the Mapbox Developer Network, an exclusive international community of develop see more

    Foundry Spatial Joins Mapbox Developer Network

    Victoria, BC – December 7, 2016 – This week Victoria-based environmental consulting firm, Foundry Spatial, joined the Mapbox Developer Network, an exclusive international community of developers, designers, and geospatial professionals.

    “We use Mapbox open source tools to make complex geospatial data easy to visualize,” says Ben Kerr, CEO and Senior Water Scientist at Foundry Spatial. “Being invited to the Mapbox Developer Network recognizes the high quality of work we do, and gives us access to exclusive resources to bring to our clients.”

    Borrowing from gaming technology, Mapbox drives mapping tools for General Electric, IBM, Tableau, National Geographic and hundreds of other companies and government agencies worldwide.

    A recent example of Foundry Spatial using Mapbox tools is the new “Satellite Forest Monitoring in Canada” interactive map that shows how the country’s forest cover has changed over the past 30 years.

    “We used innovative Mapbox tools to create an easy way for people to explore huge amounts of data, smoothly displaying almost a BILLION points of satellite imagery data on the fly,” says Kerr. “This wouldn’t have been technically possible just one year ago.”

    Visit to access the free map.

    Foundry Spatial created the interactive map on behalf of the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, partnered with the University of British Columbia, with support from the Canadian Space Agency.

    “It’s an exciting time to be in the geospatial analysis and data visualization business,” says Kerr. “Mapbox makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile and online application, and we’re now using Mapbox tools and code in our work with government and industry partners on projects around the world.”  

    Foundry Spatial’s talented programmers and geospatial experts have won numerous awards for creating high-performing, beautiful visualizations of real-world data. The team is eager to implement Mapbox technologies to solve complex data visualization problems, and welcomes all challenges.

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    David Sovka

    About Foundry Spatial

    Based in Victoria, BC, Foundry Spatial is an environmental science and consulting firm. Our expert team of scientists and programmers builds helpful tools that turn raw data into meaningful information for smart, sustainable, resource management decision-making. We have a proven track record, having delivered hydrology modeling and decision support tools for more than one million km2 of Western Canada. For more information, visit

    About Mapbox

    Mapbox wants to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet. For more information about the tools, people and approach at Mapbox, visit

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Latitude has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO-C159b approval of the company's DL150 SDU. see more
    Victoria, BC Canada - December 1, 2015 - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for fleet operators, has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO-C159b approval of the company's DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit) built to Technical Standing Order C159b "Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment." The DL150 SDU utilizes the Iridium(R) satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and also meets the component fitment requirement of AC 20-140B "Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Link Communications System Supporting Air Traffic Services (ATS)." The company has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the DL150 SDU to channel partners across the world.
    Commenting on the C159b approval, Latitude President, Mark Insley, noted, "Our DL150 FANS Datalink SDU is the first product to have gained Rev b. notable for its more complex MOPS (Minimum Operational Performance Standards) testing than was required with prior versions.  It is wonderful to also acknowledge the close cooperation between the FAA and TCCA that occurred prior to the design approval being issued by Canada.  Our DL150 is one of the first TSO applications to be part of the international treaty synchronization between civilian aviation regulatory agencies FAA (USA) and TCAA (Canada), including EASA (Europe), to harmonize and therefore recognize each country's TSOs."
    The DL150 SDU is a solution for business and commercial jet operators looking for a lightweight, multi-function, cost affordable Iridium Data Link device to complete their FANS 1/A+ installation. Approved to CAN-TSO-C159b, the DL150 is also qualified for ARINC GLOBALink and SITA AIRCOM networks. DL150 qualification includes RTCA DO-262B, DO-178C DAL D, and DO-160G. The DL150 supports ATS notification, ACARS and CPDLC messaging, and ARINC-741 and ARINC-618 protocols. The DL150 also supports optional autonomous flight-tracking, 3-axis acceleration monitoring, Arinc-429 messages and has discrete inputs and outputs for optional event reporting.
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    About Latitude Technologies
    Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is an accredited aerospace parts manufacturer and provider of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satellite data and voice communications equipment and services. Latitude's SkyNode® products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world. The company's IONode™ is the industry's first lightweight flight data recorder and advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts and automated post-flight wireless data transfer. Latitude's DL150 FANS 1/A+ Data Link is the first lightweight multi-function SDU on the market. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiencies with the WebSentinel™ flight tracking and Latitude Flight Data Analytics™ web-based data management platforms for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices.
    For more information about Latitude's flight data and satcom solutions, visit or call 1-888-966-5599.