A geospatial mapping company founded by GIS experts.
Pozi started life as Groundtruth, a consulting company created in 1999 by Simon O’Keefe to help Victorian councils manage and better understand their Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
In 2007, after attending the Free and Open Source for Geospatial conference in Canada, Simon realised the potential for a hosted web GIS for Australian councils. The idea for Pozi was born, and the service was launched in 2009 as the first hosted web GIS in Australia.
In 2010, Groundtruth launched a secondary product, Pozi Connect, a data processing tool now used by over two-thirds of Victorian municipalities.
In 2014, Groundtruth hired a highly experienced software architect to innovate and improve the Pozi web map to meet the growing needs of councils to serve their range of needs and diverse users. During this time we realised that the business had an opportunity to reinvent itself and significantly extend the market offering.
In 2019, Pozi was born and now offers a wide range of GIS services including scalable, enterprise grade web maps, property and asset software integration, on-prem data cloud, API data access, and more.
Now councils across Victoria and other organisations are benefiting from Pozi’s ability to deliver location-based information at an affordable price that’s personalised to their needs.
Managing Director & Geospatial systems developer
Simon O’Keefe has worked with councils and other organisations since 1999. As a software designer and specialist in Victorian local government, he has developed specialised GIS applications that assist councils comply with property data reporting requirements, which have been adopted by nearly 70% of Victoria’s councils. He advocates for open data and the use of location-based data in particular to increase staff productivity and community engagement.
Director & Software Architect
Simon Hutchison has been involved in the commercial software industry for over 20 years building bespoke software solutions in Australia and abroad. Since Simon joined the Pozi team in 2015 his ability to translate business requirements to technical services has been the driving force behind the implementation of the Pozi geospatial platform. Simon continues to drive product development toward a significant and competitive offering to market.
Barrie Slattery has been an active member of the Geospatial community over the past 15 years, providing mapping services in the private sector, and developing significant corporate solutions within local government. Barrie also worked as a software engineer for over 25 years, largely in the finance sector, both in Australia and abroad. Barrie joined Pozi in 2016, and is now the first point of contact for our clients when they request support and customisation.