Boundless Open Source

Boundless is an open company. Our commitment is built on a foundation of open source, open collaboration, open standards, and open education.

Committed to Open

We are fully committed to open source. The experts at Boundless are active at all levels in open source project initiatives from advocacy and outreach, to project leadership and committee participation. Visit our GitHub page below.

The Open Software Initiative

All of the projects we work with are published using an Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved license. As a member of the community, we recognize using an open source license is not enough – successful open source projects must also be open for collaboration. We are proud to work with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, LocationTech, OGC, and others who meet these ideals.

We maintain over 160 repositories on GitHub and encourage everyone around the globe to participate in our projects. We feel it is important to be transparent about contributions as part of the community, so we have compiled this open source software report card to summarize our level of commitment

Our Collaborative Contributions


Set high standards, but keep them open

We promote interoperability through open standards. Our products implement geospatial standards from OGC, W3C and ISO (including WMS, WFS, WCS, WMTS, WPS, CS-W and GeoPackage), as well as informal standards defined at the community level (such as GeoJSON, GeoTIFF, KML, and MBTiles). Since our founding, we’ve helped to define these standards through participation in OGC test beds, committees, and working group meetings.

Here are some of the community initiatives that welcome contribution:
  • geoserver-exts – GeoServer Extensions including YSLD, MongoDB, FGDB and more
  • composer – Map composition client for GeoServer
  • sdk – JavaScript SDK using React and Flux
  • qgis-what3words-plugin – Desktop integration of what3words “addressing” service.

Boundless is the leading commercial contributor to open source geospatial projects and technologies


Boundless engineers and developers are true thought leaders and advocates – promoting the adoption of open source GIS to communities and organizations worldwide. Our team takes an active role in bringing customers, partners, and developers together to solve complex geospatial challenges.


Open source geospatial development projects underpin our offerings and their communities are the source of our strength. However, Boundless lives by the mantra we cannot simply take, we must pay it forward.  Boundless contributes code, our knowledge, and connections back to these communities for the betterment of all. For more information regarding our ongoing contributions, take a look at our Open Source Report Card.


Open GIS mapping  technologies are constantly changing – making it extremely difficult to keep abreast of compatibility, security, and scalability issues. When useful open source GIS technology emerges, we test it, strengthen it, make it secure and reliable before we package it up as enterprise products that we fully support.

“Boundless’ participation in the GeoNode community has been a great asset to the project since its inception. Their engineering team is continuing to provide leadership on new capabilities and features as well as helping to manage critical project infrastructure and the release process.”

Jeffrey Johnson – GeoNode Steering Committee Member