New York: OpenGeo, a commercial open source geospatial company, has announced its plans to support QGIS, one of the most widely available open source GIS tool with an extensive plug-in ecosystem.
OpenGeo’s flagship product, the OpenGeo Suite is standards-based geospatial software that offers easy publishing of geospatial information on the web. The addition of QGIS adds a strong desktop tool into OpenGeo’s server offerings. Users of the OpenGeo Suite will now have a complete solution for creating, analysing, publishing and consuming geospatial data and services without requiring any proprietary software. Juan Marin, OpenGeo’s CTO said, “QGIS offers a truly open alternative that lowers barriers to entry and total cost of ownership. It’s also operating system agnostic and has no license fees. We feel it fits perfectly with our mission of extending the availability of geospatial open source software. But we’re not only impressed with the software, we respect the community that has built it and we look forward to supporting them however we can.”