We are pleased to announce the permanent hire of programmer Eric Rushing.
Eric, who has been working on various projects with the company on an internship basis, accepted the offer to become a full time member of the team, based in Goleta, California.
A graduate of Cal State Northridge, Rushing has applied his computer science qualifications in a number of business environments and to a variety of products including the development of web-based control applications for energy production.
His primary focus will be the continued development of the company’s multi-platform internet and mobile application programs, including products targeted at newspapers, education and businesses.
“I relish the opportunity to create systems that improve lives, from the living room to the classroom,” he revealed. “Maps.com operates in a number of different markets through several divisions, which will provide variety as well as some welcome pressure to deliver,”
He will also assist with the development of the company’s already strong web presence, such as the online map store which can receive more than 2 million visitors each month.
Welcome to the team Eric!
Maps.com was the proud recipient of three prestigious awards last night, held by the International Map Trade Association.
Garage Sale Locator Apps for iPhone, and the Bing Maps101 Explorer took silver and gold respectively in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category at the industry’s premier event. In addition, a special award was presented to CEO Sarah Sinclair in recognition of the company’s continued support to the industry and promotion of the Association.
Maps.com became an active participant in the map trade almost 20 years ago and now sells into dozens of countries worldwide. A renowned supporter of independent cartography through its ‘Map Marketplace’ program, the company’s online map store plays host to millions of visitors monthly who can purchase materials from the biggest publishers such as National Geographic to specialist map makers through its print on demand service.
Maps.com has continued to innovate and provides mapping solutions to the Education and Newspaper industries. In addition to retail maps, Maps.com’s custom mapping division provides a range of services, including print, flash and ‘mash-ups’ with online services such as Google and Bing maps. Directory publishers, Convention and Visitor Bureaus and Educational Publishers use Maps.com for their location based solutions.
“This award recognises the hard work of so many employees in our organization for whom mapping and geography is as much a passion as it is a daily job,” revealed Sarah Sinclair, Maps.com President and CEO. “We are proud to support and promote this passion not only within Maps.com but across the industry as a whole,” she continued.
Following a recently announced partnership with Bing Maps and several new iPhone apps released, the team hope to be back next year with even more innovations on display.
The IMTA conference closes today (September 14th) in Washington DC.