World’s first complete open source GIS package


Open source GIS provider, Boundless, today announced the world’s first open GIS ecosystem to allow business of all sizes to make the most of geospatial insight.

In response to market demand for more open and scalable GIS solutions, the company extended its proven GIS platform with Boundless Connect, a subscription service to a comprehensive repository of GIS data, and Boundless Desktop, a full-featured desktop GIS, bringing a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources to the enterprise.

We have taken a major step forward in delivering the most complete, commercially supported open GIS platform.”


Using Boundless Desktop to perform drive-time analysis for home-healthcare works in downtown Manhattan.

Desktop and Connect joins Exchange and Suite to create a package that caters to the vast majority of use cases. The Boundless platform is built upon open source technology and open APIs that generate actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications.

“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.”


Performing spatial analysis of a time/distance buffer around Fire Departments in Raleigh, NC in Boundless Desktop.

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 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, TriMet, Monsanto Company and many more.

The Boundless open GIS platform includes Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect. Announced today, Boundless Desktop and Boundless Connect are available immediately. Subscription pricing for commercial support and maintenance of the Boundless product stack starts as low as US$5 per month.


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