Designed to bring spatial information into modern work¬flows, OpenGeo Suite, the company’s flagship product, provides a complete platform for unlocking intelligence from geospatial data. “It is a full geospatial open source software stack that helps you easily compose, style, publish, and manage maps with associ¬ated data,” declares Ann. With its agnostic architecture, users can supply information across web browsers, desktops, and mobile devices. It reduces the cost and time of deployment and manage¬ment of spatial software including packaging, support, mainte¬nance, professional services, and training. “We not only provide the best geospatial tools to develop the best spatial applications, but we also make building with these tools accessible to users of all skill levels,” says Ann.
OpenGeo Suite is emerging as a crucial element in manag¬ing geospatial data for defense. Military agencies with missions to provide online and on-demand access to geospatial data use OpenGeo Suite to build web mapping architectures with focus on data and services to provide GEOINT. As an open source tool, OpenGeo Suite conforms with NGA requirements such as OGC standards to ensure the flexibility that enables the Department of Defense to respond more rapidly to changing situations, missions, and future threats.
Apart from Defense, Boundless also serves many other sectors. In one instance, they have helped one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water systems in the U.S to create a centralized repository for comprehensive detail of infrastructures and operations. With the help of OpenGeo Suite, the client was able to create and deploy an effective internal web GIS portal.
For the road ahead, Boundless is focused on the ability to bring additional Spatial IT capabilities into the cloud. The com¬pany is building a private cloud version that will best suit the needs of defense sector. Additional emphasis on supporting cloud environments will enable OpenGeo Suite to extend full support to other platforms, including mobile.
We not only develop the best open source geospatial software, but also teach to use with online and onsite instruction for all skill levels
CIOs should be looking to Spatial IT technologies, whether on-premise or in the cloud, to enhance their business intelligence and unlock value from geospatial data. OpenGeo Suite from Boundless has established itself as the open-source platform of choice for organizations seeking to enhance their businesses based on their geospatial information.