Christoph and Christopher started their career journey separately during their studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt. Both already had years of experience in IT on their backs before studying Information Technology with focus on Geoinformatics.
Right after graduation they stayed at the same university, working on interesting research projects and teaching courses. During that time their paths crossed for the first time and they started working together. This interest in research remained for a couple of years when Christoph moved on to work at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), developing Geo-Wiki.org and later getting Christopher to join him there, developing LACO-Wiki together. This is where the idea for a spin-off company arose.
During the next couple of years, Spatial Focus was a part-time endeavor with 1-2 days per week, withstanding job changes when Christoph went on to work for the United Nations and develop enterprise applications. Meanwhile, Christopher found mobile development in the Smart-Home sector as a new fulfilling domain. Finally, five years after Spatial Focus was founded, in 2020 it turned to a sole occupation for both.
Spatial Focus combines agile, modern software development principles and specialist knowledge in the geospatial domain.
Through the last 15 years we have acquired hands-on experience and comprehensive expert knowledge, leading several projects and being highly involved in many others. Now we offer to our clients a wide range of services. Our expertise spreads from modeling, analysis and publication of geodata, the creation of cloud-based, scalable front and back-end systems to cross-platform mobile development for Android and iOS.
We are the ideal partner when it comes to creating modular, maintainable solutions that not only meet the project goal, but also represent a solid, cost-efficient basis for future developments.
For us, IT is not just a job, but a passion and a way of living.
Working with Spatial Focus was a very positive experience. The team quickly grasped the challenges and specifics of our domain and how to convey our vision into an app. Their expertise and creativity made our collaboration very fruitful. From idea to prototyping to rollout I always felt in good hands.
Country Lead, Country Clinical Operations
In cooperation with Spatial Focus we have designed and developed a citizen science platform for in-situ data collection with the purpose to support our local experts’ environmental monitoring efforts. The Spatial Focus team’s professionalism and dedication to work made the mobile app a valuable tool and an outstanding product in our field.
Team Remote Sensing
Environment Agency Austria
Every collaboration with Spatial Focus has led to impressive and very pleasing results. By keeping agile methods in mind, they fit perfectly in a field with ever changing requirements. They really go the extra mile to create sustainable and maintainable products.
EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director Ecosystems Services and Management
IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis