Today, OpenGeo relaunches as Boundless.
Earlier this year we spun out of OpenPlans, our incubator, as an independent, for-profit company and sold much of the company stock to our employees. We also took on outside investment which will allow us to swiftly build better software products, improve our existing products, to introduce new product lines, and to educate and serve customers in every market segment throughout the world.
With the momentum behind our company and shifts happening within the industry, we realized that we needed a new identity to better reflect where we’re headed. We also recognized that there are potential conflicts with other companies using the OpenGeo name, driving a desire for us to build a larger, more encompassing brand for our vision and products.
At our core, we’re the same company you’ve known for almost a decade. A company whose mission has been to develop and maintain the best, most effective, open source software for geospatial applications. The new Boundless brand – with its central belief in the power of community – is reflected in our growing range of platforms, applications and services.
While we’ll be developing new solutions and taking on new challenges, we’re not leaving our current products behind. In fact, we’re expanding them. Our new name marks our push into new technologies, including geospatial web services monitoring with Mapmeter, desktop software with QGIS, our growing capabilities in cloud and mobile platforms, and our expanded work in data editing workflows.
Boundless will continue development on our flagship product, OpenGeo Suite. This week, we’re releasing the public beta of OpenGeo Suite 4.0. This upgrade will introduce features and improvements to the stack, including the adoption of GeoServer 2.4 and PostGIS 2.1. OpenGeo Suite will offer seamless integration with Mapmeter, our management and analytics tool for monitoring the health of geospatial deployments. We’ll also soon be supporting the popular desktop GIS tool QGIS. These improvements are just the tip of the iceberg; stay tuned to see where we’re going next.
Open source software has come to dominate much of the IT world, but it’s been slow to catch on in the geospatial field, we’re working to change that. Open source is more than just a license. The innovation, quality, and power of software created in an open manner promises to revolutionize the geospatial field with applications of greater scale and speed, and at lower costs. It is this shift in scale, speed and cost that is driving the geospatial industry to break free from its traditional GIS roots to the limitless horizon of spatial IT.
As the first sustainable, open source alternative to proprietary systems that currently dominate the geospatial market, we plan to be at the forefront of this remarkable revolution.
The future is not just open. It is Boundless.