About

The Company:
While starting this company, I had one goal in mind to become a successful cartographer.  This goal was to develop my trade and serve as a craftsman to my clients.  In this world today so many things have become mass produced and disposable.  With this company, I wanted to craft my products to exactly what my clients needed.  This all started when I was growing up and is a concept and value that I have retained all my life.  One of the most impressionable people in my life was a man I met when I was a boy living in Germany.  Erick was a Schreiner meister or Master Carpenter.  He was our landlord and had his wood shop behind our apartment.  Erick did two things for me.  He gave me my first map and he showed me what it meant to be a craftsman.  The map still hangs on the wall in my office, and his inspiration is what guides me as I made products.  There is no greater satisfaction in delivering a product and having the client say "This is exactly what I needed."  

Pikes Peak Technologies was founded in January, 2008 and is focused on supporting a multitude of geospatial needs. 


Bo Dunaway, President and Founder

A disabled veteran and retired Infantry Officer, Bo has over 29 years of experience in the DoD and Federal environments. His background in running small to large organizations for over 30 years has provided a wealth of knowledge on how to Envision, Plan, Develop, and Deploy efficient operations. Bo has explicit experience in technology infrastructure, business operations, budgetary management, and organizational leadership.
During the last years of his service, he led the US Army Space Command’s only production center for civil and commercial imagery. During his eight year tenure as the Director, this center, the Spectral Operations Resource Center (SORC), supported operations worldwide. Their support provided products to a wide range of activities including disaster relief, operational planning and execution, and combat operations. During his tenure the SORC responded to efforts such as the Pacific Tsunami, the Bam Iran earthquake, wildfires throughout the United States, Hurricane Katrina, and combat operations in Southwest Asia. 
After serving with the Army, Bo went to work for SANZ as the Director of Government Programs and stayed there until August 2007 when he started Rocky Mountain Cartographics, Inc.
Email: rdunaway@pikespeaktech.com
Phone: (719) 310-0039



Wikipedia defines Geospatial Analysis as the following:

Geographical information systems (GIS) use geospatial analysis in a variety of contexts. Use of the word geospatial in place of Geographical Analysis is incorrect.


Basic applications

Geospatial analysis, using GIS, was developed for problems in the environmental and life sciences, in particular ecology, geology and epidemiology. It has extended to almost all industries including defense, intelligence, utilities, Natural Resources (i.e. Oil and Gas, Forestry etc), social sciences, medicine and Public Safety (i.e. emergency management and criminology). Spatial statistics typically result primarily from observation rather than experimentation.


Basic operations

In the case of vector-based GIS this typically means operations such as map overlay (combining two or more maps or map layers according to predefined rules), simple buffering (identifying regions of a map within a specified distance of one or more features, such as towns, roads or rivers) and similar basic operations. This reflects (and is reflected in) the use of the term spatial analysis within the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) “simple feature specifications”. For raster-based GIS, widely used in the environmental sciences and remote sensing, this typically means a range of actions applied to the grid cells of one or more maps (or images) often involving filtering and/or algebraic operations (map algebra). These techniques involve processing one or more raster layers according to simple rules resulting in a new map layer, for example replacing each cell value with some combination of its neighbours’ values, or computing the sum or difference of specific attribute values for each grid cell in two matching raster datasets. Descriptive statistics, such as cell counts, means, variances, maxima, minima, cumulative values, frequencies and a number of other measures and distance computations are also often included in this generic term spatial analysis. Spatial analysis includes a large variety of statistical techniques (descriptive, exploratory, and explanatory statistics) that apply to data that vary spatially and which can vary over time.


Advanced operations

Geospatial analysis goes beyond 2D mapping operations and spatial statistics. It includes:

  • Surface analysis —in particular analysing the properties of physical surfaces, such as gradientaspect and visibility, and analysing surface-like data “fields”;
  • Network analysis — examining the properties of natural and man-made networks in order to understand the behaviour of flows within and around such networks; and locational analysis. GIS-based network analysis may be used to address a wide range of practical problems such as route selection and facility location (core topics in the field of operations research, and problems involving flows such as those found in hydrology and transportation research. In many instances location problems relate to networks and as such are addressed with tools designed for this purpose, but in others existing networks may have little or no relevance or may be impractical to incorporate within the modeling process. Problems that are not specifically network constrained, such as new road or pipeline routing, regional warehouse location, mobile phone mast positioning or the selection of rural community health care sites, may be effectively analysed (at least initially) without reference to existing physical networks. Locational analysis "in the plane" is also applicable where suitable network datasets are not available, or are too large or expensive to be utilised, or where the location algorithm is very complex or involves the examination or simulation of a very large number of alternative configurations.
  • Geovisualization — the creation and manipulation of images, maps, diagrams, charts, 3D views and their associated tabular datasets. GIS packages increasingly provide a range of such tools, providing static or rotating views, draping images over 2.5D surface representations, providing animations and fly-throughs, dynamic linking and brushing and spatio-temporal visualisations. This latter class of tools is the least developed, reflecting in part the limited range of suitable compatible datasets and the limited set of analytical methods available, although this picture is changing rapidly. All these facilities augment the core tools utilised in spatial analysis throughout the analytical process (exploration of data, identification of patterns and relationships, construction of models, and communication of results)


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