About us

We are a group of volunteers who are interested in converting publicly available DATA resources into KNOWLEDGE and ACTIONS.

Our name was inspired by the story of creation as told by Paiore, a high chieftain of the Polynesian island of Anaa.


“The first man was Matata, produced without arms; he died shortly after he had come into being. The second man was Aitu, who came with one arm but without legs; and he died like his elder brother. Finally, the third man was Hoatea (Sky-space), and he was perfectly formed. After this came a woman named Hoatu (Fruitfulness of Earth). She became the wife of Hoatea and from them descended the human race."


As re-told by Joseph Campbell, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", Fontana Press (September 13, 1993).