Happy 2nd Birthday to Rhiza Labs!

Rhiza Labs was founded on April 1, 2008, and is celebrating its second birthday today! We are very thankful to our clients and partners who have helped us become a profitable company in such a short time. In the past two years, our small team has helped to disrupt the way things have always been done in the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) industry, worked with amazing customers like the Amazon Conservation Team, Google and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation to help find new and innovative ways to protect the Amazon Rainforest, and perhaps most importantly, we’ve created a responsible and thriving company based on a shared values that respect open data, people and the planet.

In celebration of our birthday, we’re going to be serving root beer floats at our offices today at 12:30pm. Why root beer floats, you ask? The word “rhiza” means “root” in Greek and is the root of the word rhizome. We love to think of ourselves as the catalyst for growing and spreading the Information Commons.

If you happen to be in the area, we’d love to have you stop by. Otherwise, we’ll hoist a frosty mug of root beer float in your honor!