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Mazira Engine

The Mazira Engine can solve your document problem, whether you're a developer or a CEO.

Latest News

Mazira.me - Photo aggregation for your online accounts

Mazira.me Release

October 23, 2014

It's here! For the past few months, Mazira has been working on a photo aggregation service that allows users to view all of their online photos in one place. We're super excited to have some of our technology available to the general public!

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Plas.io - 3D rendering of point cloud data

Plas.io Release

March 5, 2014

In collaboration with Hobu, Inc., Mazira has developed a browser-based 3D viewer for point cloud data. The viewer is a free alternative to conventional desktop software and a showcase for web browser 3D support.

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Mazira API on Mashape

First API Release

February 14, 2014

Mazira has released the first part of its Rasterization API, which produces images from common document formats. This technology has been used internally and is now being released as APIs for other programmers.

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The building blocks are there. Snap them together, and bam, there is your document pipeline.
Ross Johnson, co-founder

Our services

Tailored Solutions

Full Document Solution

We'll handle scanning, OCR, data extraction, indexing, search, and visualization.

Data Dashboard

Visualize real-time data and stay up-to-date with your real-time business.

Data Aggregation

If your documents or data are in multiple locations, we can provide a centralized view which stays up-to-date.

Custom Visualizations

Top down lists of data results are primitive. How about an interactive timeline or 3D visualization?

Web Services

Document Rasterization

Convert a huge variety of document types to images for in-browser display or archiving.

Document Clusters

Store and search your documents with a simple API. Perfect for building your own document search engine.

Character Recognition

Convert scanned pages to text, and then use word positions for further analysis & processing.

PDF Normalization

Send it images or documents, get back a searchable PDF. It doesn't get easier.

When people drop a document on one end, and see the analytics on the other, their eyes light up.
Ross Johnson, co-founder

About us


Mazira was founded in 2011 by a group of scientists and engineers who met while working at the University of Iowa's Virtual Soldier Research program. The company evolved out of an idea to address the need for a better personal photo and document management tool, using technology previously developed by co-founder Ross Johnson.

While further developing this technology, with mentorship from the University's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), the team realized that aggregating, structuring, and visualizing data was a poorly addressed problem in the corporate IT landscape. Recognizing the potential, the team switched focus to developing a core set of technologies to address large-scale data & document processing. This tool set has since rapidly evolved into the Mazira Engine, now in version 2.0.

Originally located in JPEC's Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, Mazira is now headquartered at the Iowa City CoLab operated by the Iowa City Area Development Group.

Mazira has won numerous business model and business plan competitions, including receiving top prize at the 2012 Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition.

Meet the founders

We teach companies to love their data.
Ross Johnson, co-founder

Contact us


Mazira, LLC
316 E. Court Street
Iowa City, IA 52240-4767 USA


+1 (866) 319-6068

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