Etienne Louw joined mapIT, a leading enabler of enriched digital mapping technologies, in 2010 as Managing Director taking the company to the next phase of addressing the growing demand for enriched geo-spatial mapping content. With 30 years in the ICT industry and 25 years practical GIS experience Etienne, a professionally qualified geo-spatial application expert has comprehensive knowledge in the use of spatial solutions within the telecoms, defence and all spheres of government environments amongst others and plays a leading role in the geospatial industry.
With his extensive background and experience in identifying new GIS applications and integrating these (e.g. business intelligence, electronic document management, automated workflow, airborne surveillance etc), especially to multimedia content that can be overlaid onto digital maps, he plans to take mapIT into a field where they can use the unique strengths of their two shareholders, TomTom and Avusa. The company works with strategic integration partners in the web and mobile environment for the supply of enriched digital mapping technologies. http://www.mapit.co.za.