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NOAA’s Success Using Open Source Geospatial Software

Turning to open source GIS solutions

The Situation

When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had determined that existing proprietary software capabilities no longer meet their needs on the development of their GIS Web Services Hosting Environment, they turned to open source geospatial software, supported by Boundless, for increased functionality, interoperability, flexibility and cost-savings, while contributing new features to GeoServer and OpenGeo Suite.

NOAA developers were experienced members of the open source community, recognized the value of open source software development and were familiar with the virtuous cycle that funding development spurs and. NOAA, both through funding contributions and by developing new code on their own, is an active participant
in the open source software development process. NOAA chose to engage with Boundless, giving them direct access to our experts, and enabling them to expand the capabilities of GeoServer to meet their specific needs, as well as enabling OpenGeo Suite to run in production more effectively and efficiently for all users…

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