Ask Geo provides a simple, fast, and accurate Web API and Java and .NET Libraries for getting relevant information based on a location (latitude, longitude). Our most popular product is an API for getting the time zone identifier associated with a given latitude and longitude.
Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc. is a small company based in the Minneapolis area. We develop, own, and operate a portfolio of web sites, interactive web-based tools, desktop software, and web APIs.
The people behind Cedar Lake Ventures are:
Born and raised in Wisconsin, James lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2003 to 2014 and presently resides in suburban Minneapolis. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, and Mathematics from University of Wisconsin, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
James Diebel started the research project that led to Vector Magic, Cedar Lake Ventures' first website, as a graduate student at Stanford University.
Born and raised in Sweden, Jacob has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. He holds a Master's in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Linköping Institute of Technology, one year of which was spent on a scholarship at Stanford University.
Jacob worked as a software engineer at Rosum Inc (now defunct), a geolocation startup in 2001/2002, then moved on to Trimble Navigation, first as a software engineer and subsequently software manager. After four and half years there he teamed up with James Diebel on the research project that led to Vector Magic, Cedar Lake Ventures' first website.
Born and raised in Israel, Orna has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. She holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by post-doctorate research at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, where she conducted Bioinformatics research.
Orna joined Cedar Lake Ventures in 2013.
Fully automatic bitmap to vector conversion in one convenient website - just upload your bitmap logo and get it vectorized in a matter of seconds.
Great for all forms of printing, embroidery, signage and more.
Instantly remove image backgrounds online: upload an image, mark some of the foreground green, some of the background red, and the website figures out the precise cutout.
Super convenient for e-commerce product shots, marketing materials, and more.
In-depth weather reports give you the full scoop on what the weather is typically like in any location - a great resource for trip and event planning.
Ask Geo provides a simple, fast, and accurate Web API and Java & .NET Libraries for getting relevant information based on a location (latitude, longitude).
The flagship API provides an accurate time zone identifier for any latitude and longitude on earth.
CedarLakeVentures.com is a billing and account management service for web properties owned by Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc..
This provides a smooth and uniform login and billing experience across our sites.
Detailed demographic information presented in charts and maps across all geographical levels of the United States, ranging from the entire nation down to the individual block.
Topics include race, ethnicity, ancestry, income, employment, educational attainment, and more.
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