Founded in 2012, Minnetonka-based GuideK12 became one of the nation’s top developers of geospatial analytics software for the K-12 market. School districts use Guide12’s platform to “map” where their students live to plan staffing, boundaries, and enrollment. In February, GuideK12 was acquired by Illinois-based Forecast5 Analytics, a larger firm operating in the K-12 and municipal analytics sector. Julie Fitzgerald, who joined GuideK12 at its founding, is now part of Forecast5’s geospatial analytics team in Minnesota. The combined Forecast5 is launching an enhanced offering combining Forecast5’s data analytics with GuideK12’s geospatial capabilities, which should help schools continue adjusting to Covid-19.