US: In response to market demand for more open and scalable GIS solutions, Boundless has introduced an open GIS ecosystem to unlock the business intelligence of location-based data. The company has extended the GIS platform with Boundless Connect, a subscription service to the most comprehensive repository of GIS data, and Boundless Desktop, a full-featured, professional desktop GIS, bringing a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources to the enterprise.
Built upon open-source technology and open APIs, the Boundless platform generates actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications. Eighty percent of today’s data includes a location component. Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions that are prohibitively expensive for the growing volume of geospatial data, Boundless wants to make the world of geospatial data available to any user.
“With the launch of Boundless Connect and Boundless Desktop, we have taken a major step forward in delivering the most complete, commercially supported open GIS platform,” said Andy Dearing, CEO of Boundless. “As the need for an alternative to costly, closed GIS systems grows, Boundless is proud to partner with the open source community to provide new tools and open solutions that foster growth of the largest repository of the world’s geospatial knowledge and resources.”
Boundless is open by design, immediately scalable and license-free, making it easy for developers, GIS and business analysts to access location-based data in a cloud-based GIS platform.
Boundless is the leading open GIS platform for government and commercial mapping and analytics. The Boundless platform is a complete, open GIS solution, including Exchange, Suite, and now Desktop and Connect. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with packaging, support, maintenance, professional services, and expert training.
Key features and benefits of the Boundless open GIS platform include:
- The most comprehensive product line of commercially supported open GIS products including Desktop, Suite and Exchange.
- Boundless Connect delivers an ecosystem of geospatial tools, content and services to the open source community.
- Boundless combines 14 years of open source expertise with GIS resources including consulting, training and support.
Boundless is currently operational in government and commercial environments, with customers including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Port of Seattle, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and TriMet, among others.