Scott Dow has spent more than two decades working with computers, geospatial and remote sensing and 3D computer modeling. When he heard Brent Melton’s idea for a better way to understand the legal descriptions of the properties in their asset portfolios, he knew that together they could make it work. After all, lots of other companies, like Google, Zillow and others, were already doing something similar.
An overly-broad statute defined a small mapping company in Mississippi as an “unlicensed surveying” company. This statute would have shut down Vizaline, but with help from IJ, Vizaline fought back to protect its First Amendment…