- Acquisition bolsters client offering with a powerful digital mapping interface backed by a full suite of seamless claim data, assets, 43-101 reports and geological layers, alongside a map marketing and distribution business with over 300 mineral exploration clients
- Addition of DigiGeoData enhances digital transparency at regional scale with plans to incorporate Atlas with GoldSpot's diversified portfolio assets including CEO.CA
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 16, 2021) - GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) ("GoldSpot" or the "Company") a leading technology company leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to transform the mineral discovery process, is pleased to announce that on December 15, 2021, it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DigiGeoData Inc. ("DigiGeoData"), a powerful digital mapping SaaS interface and mineral resource intelligence database company. DigiGeoData is an arm's length party to the Company.
Founded in 2018, the DigiGeoData team is responsible for pioneering modern mining cartography as the creators of the mineral exploration industry's global standard regional maps. Today, DigiGeoData is developing its premier 'Atlas' platform, a software-based GIS interactive mapping interface alongside its 'Maps' distribution business used by over 300 clients.
"The acquisition of DigiGeoData is integral to our overall strategy of bringing prospectors, explorers, as well as institutional and retail investors enhanced transparency and decision making in the discovery process," said Denis Laviolette, Executive Chairman and President of GoldSpot. "Glen and the DigiGeoData team are responsible for revolutionizing the mapping industry. Now, DigiGeoData alongside GoldSpot, will expand their initial offering with innovative and interactive mapping interfaces, providing never before seen layers of claims and technical data that will integrate within our asset portfolio. We believe the Atlas platform will become an industry staple alongside the addition of new visual data layers to CEO.CA. From senior producers to junior retail, the newly built platform will take decision making within the exploration space to a whole new level."
DigiGeoData's full suite of software and services include:
- DigiGeoAtlas - A SaaS based online GIS interactive mapping interface that spatially links and displays data from DigiGeoMaps and DigiGeoData. Atlas is offered as a free and paid subscription service with a full suite of seamless claim data, 43-101 reports, property and assets, geological layers and additional features.
- DigiGeoMaps - The industry standard, DigiGeoData's maps provide an overview both on a global/country scale or a more focused regional basis that has significant exploration and mining activity. Over 300 mineral exploration companies have sponsored DigiGeoData maps so far through physical and electronic distribution.
- DigiGeoData - The database is the source of information that feeds DigiGeoMaps and DigiGeoAtlas. All accessible data is queried and displayed from the database. Data includes current resources, production, and technical reports searchable by several parameters.
The DigiGeoData team have over 100 years of combined experience developing data solutions for the mining industry led by Glen Jones, President and CEO of DigiGeoData and founder of the global standard "Hot Play" activity maps. Glen has spent the last 30 years developing complex mining data solutions and resource intelligence products. As a co-founder of IntierraRMG, Glen previously was part of the team that built the largest global mineral resource intelligence database until its sale to SNL, subsequently serving as Director of Mining and Metals Database at SNL Metals and Mining and Managing Director of Mining Intelligence. Joining Glen are principals in data & technology, R&D, communications, and business development.
"As someone who has spent most of his career providing data and spatial solutions I watched in amazement as GoldSpot announced its recent acquisitions, especially CEO.CA," said Glen Jones, President & CEO of DigiGeoData. "The vision of Denis and his team to bring together a new group of companies and create a suite of products that combines the strengths of each, confirms the innovation and foresight that has made GoldSpot so successful to date. DigiGeoData is excited to be part of this group and we look forward to collaborating and building this unique opportunity."
The consideration on closing consists of the issuance of 2,803,738 common shares of the Company ("Consideration Shares") at a deemed price of $1.07 per Consideration Share, representing an aggregate value of $3,000,000 with the Consideration Shares to be placed in a voluntary lock-up and released in tranches pursuant to a 30-month lock-up schedule, as well as an aggregate cash payment of $1,000,000. There are no finder's fees associated with the acquisition and the Company is not assuming any material debt from DigiGeoData. The acquisition is expected to close before January 31, 2022 and remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Upon closing, DigiGeoData will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary under GoldSpot.
About GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.
GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) is a technology company using artificial intelligence to revolutionize the future of global mineral exploration with a full suite of data and knowledge-driven SaaS tools and services. GoldSpot works with industry leaders across all commodity and deposit types to identify new exploration targets, develop cutting-edge technologies and to strategically invest in mineral exploration companies. Our leading team of expert scientist's merge geoscience and data science to deliver bespoke solutions that save time, reduce costs and produce far more accurate results than ever before possible.
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