It’s absolutely amazing to see more and more Boundless technology being incorporated into critical enterprise deployments — supporting everything from Defense to Environmental Science to Agriculture. It’s a great testament to the power of open source GIS and the maturity of the stack…but there has been one thing missing that we’ve heard again and again for customers in these situations: 24/7 support.
Boundless was present in force at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) event held in Bonn, Germany August 24-26. This event is a key opportunity for our development teams to touch base with their community, make new connections, and plan the collaborations that enable us to thrive as an organization.
The conference started in earnest following the first two days of workshops. The conference was held in World Conference Center Bonn, providing a fabulous venue overlooking the river.
The annual foss4g conference is billed as a “meeting of the tribes”, providing a chance to catch up with open source colleagues from around the world, compare notes, and showcase the great work being done in our community.
OAuth is a well known and well supported method to authorize an application to access the user’s resources, it is supported by most of the big players such as Google, Twitter, GitHub and Auth0.
QGIS Server can be extended with Python plugins since version 2.14 and by adding OAuth support to QGIS server, the users will be able to access QGIS Server’s protected OWS (WMS, WFS etc.) web services using their Google account or any other OAuth2 compliant authorization provider.
Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) is an alphanumeric way to express the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and/or the Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) coordinates. It is widely used by military and other organizations for locating points on the Earth.
Welcome to the technical (and social) highlight of the open source calendar – the “Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial” (FOSS4G). This annual event travels the world, this year visiting Bonn, Germany for 2016.
Boundless recently attended the InfoAg conference held August 2- 4, 2016 at Union Station in St. Louis, MO. InfoAg is the premier event in Precision Agriculture, and the Boundless team took this opportunity to explore the existing and emerging technologies permeating the sector. Members of the Boundless team attended various presentations, explored advances in the Precision Ag domain, and met with a number of clients, partners and prospects.
We are excited to unveil the latest result of our work pushing the boundaries of WebGIS – Boundless Exchange 1.0. This release contains a little of everything – feature enhancements, bug fixes, security updates and more!
Around this time last year, I booked a last minute ticket to New York City for two reasons. I had heard about an open data mapping project called OpenStreetMap… and about Maptime, a network of communities teaching anyone how to make maps, regardless of background.
Boundless has employees from all over the world developing our products and supporting open source projects. We typically host regional code sprints, allowing the team to work together for the final product release push to the finish line.