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Opensource GIS

While most opensource projects continue to uphold their inherent principles and underground edge, they are nevertheless run by communities which fully understand their potential in terms of delivering commercial solutions. US company Boundless is a good example of this. The company provides comprehensive commercial support and maintenance for the world’s most popular opensource GIS applications (including PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, QGIS) at the database, server, desktop, web, mobile and cloud levels. Fresh from winning a massive contract with the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), Andy Dearing, the CEO of Boundless explains: “We’re entering a new geospatial era in which countless organizations, from agriculture to government, are turning to open source software for their location-based data. Whether they’re motivated by freedom from vendor lock-in, or the massive increase in location data resulting from the Internet of Things, open source is increasingly becoming the answer for companies across a broad range of industries. Opensource software offers modern geospatial professionals a platform that scales, both in technology performance and in price, and integrates with other systems through open and interoperable interfaces and standards.”

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