3D mapping startup with ‘wicked cool math’ seeks to ride the drone wave

Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

After a successful test run with construction companies, utilities and others, Umap Technologies is launching software that within minutes can turn photos taken by a drone or videos on a cell phone into 3D maps.

With a concept hatched in early 2014 during a game of racquetball, co-founders Matt McCann and Ben Vander Jagt raised $100,000 from Founders Factory Ltd. in July to complete the push to market. Working out of a Short North office above North High Brewing, they’re about to hire their fifth employee for business development.

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Originally published December 1, 2015.

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