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Company Information:

Company Name: Azavea Inc
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip+4: 19107-1100
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $770,000.00 7
SBIR Phase II $1,377,805.00 3

Award List:

Prototype software application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham – (215) 701-7713
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Avencia will develop a prototype software application based on a user interface design. The software will be designed for the market as a cost effective yet sophisticated data access and analysis tool, and will form the basis of the educational data management tool. Phase I calls for the development… More

DecisionTree: A Framework for Location-Based Business Sitting Decision in Rural America

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham, President and CEO – (215) 925-2600
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Small businesses are the bedrock of the American economy. To bring economic development to rural America, these regions must have more effective tools for attracting and retaining the businesses that will provide the jobs and investment these communities need to thrive. The proposal seeks to apply… More

SBIR Phase I: Algorithms and Visualization Techniques for the Detection of Geographic Aberrations in Crime (GIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: M. Cecelia N. Buchanan, PhD – (215) 701-7501
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project tests the feasibility of software tools that leverage spatial statistics to enable police personnel to test their theories of criminality against data collected in the day-today activities of policing. Specifically, the research will… More

SBIR Phase II: Algorithms and Visualization Techniques for the Detection of Geographic Aberrations in Crime (GIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: M. Cecelia Buchanan, PhD – (215) 701-7501
Award Amount: $467,805.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project will further develop HunchLab -- software tools that leverage spatial statistics to enable police personnel to test their theories of criminality against data collected in the day-to-day activities of policing. The preceding Phase I… More

OpenTreeMap: Tools for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham, President and CEO – (215) 701-7713
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
Air quality and stormwater runoff are two of the primary environmental challenges facing our cities. Creation and maintenance of a healthy urban forest is an important factor reducing water runoff and improving air qualityl The reduction in stormwater runoff and energy consumption facilitated by… More

SBIR Phase I: GPU-based Raster Processing Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Cheetham, EdD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will test the feasibility of using Graphics Processing Units (GPU's) for substantially increasing the performance of raster Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software operations. Map Algebra is a linguistic and algorithm framework for… More

Urban Forestry Modeling and Prioritization Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham, President and CEO – (215) 701-7713
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The project team will test the feasibility of making cost-effective urban forestry modeling and prioritization functionality available through a web-based software solution. Azavea envisions a product that will enable urban forestry management personnel and their coordinating organizations to… More

OpenTreeMap: Tools for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham, President and CEO – (215) 701-7713
Award Amount: $460,000.00
Abstract:
The USDA Forest Service indicates that nearly 80% of the entire United States population lives in urban areas and depends on the essential ecological, economic and social benefits provided by the urban forest. Some of these benefits include: - Trees improve air quality by lowering air temperatures,… More

Urban Forestry Modeling and Prioritization Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Cheetham, President and CEO – (215) 701-7713
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
The Urban Forestry Modeling and Prioritization Tools project addresses the research and tasks necessary for creating cost effective, web-based software that assists urban foresters with strategically selecting planting locations in order to maximize impact on both the environment and local… More

SBIR Phase I: Temporal Geocoder: A Collaborative Software Tool for Connecting Historical Materials with Contemporary Place

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Cheetham
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation is a new approach to structuring, collecting and using historical geospatial data that will make it possible to rapidly assign a geographic location for text descriptions appearing in historic documents. Geospatial location is a critical element of most documents, and historical… More