OpenGeo and Farallon Geographics Announce Partnership to Offer Open Source Geospatial Solutions
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Through a reseller agreement with OpenGeo, Farallon Geographics will distribute the OpenGeo Suite and provide support for Bay Area users.
New York, New York, February 22, 2011 – Farallon Geographics, a San Francisco GIS services firm and OpenGeo, a global leader in open source geospatial solutions, announced that Farallon Geographics has added the OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition to its product offerings and now provides support to local OpenGeo Suite users.
Farallon designs and implements GIS systems and location technology to support business functions, and is regarded as an expert in the integration of commercial GIS with open source technologies. This specialized focus makes the company a logical partner for OpenGeo, known for its major contributions and leadership in the development of open source geospatial solutions.
Most recently, Farallon Geographics developed the Enterprise Addressing System, a centralized address database for use throughout a city’s government. The platform is entirely open source, built with PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, and GeoDjango. After EAS was deployed for San Francisco in January, the project became public. Because only open source tools were used, Farallon was able to release code for the entire application to the non-profit Civic Commons. Now it is freely available for use by other cities or government offices.
“Farallon demonstrates that open source technologies offer viable — and often preferable — alternatives to proprietary software,” commented OpenGeo President Chris Holmes. He added, “We are excited to partner with Farallon, and expect that they will deliver innovative solutions based on the OpenGeo Suite.” Organizations worldwide use the OpenGeo Suite to serve maps and data through web applications, mobile devices, and desktop clients. The platform is composed of tested, integrated, and supported geospatial components including PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoWebCache, and GeoExt.
“The open source technologies supported by OpenGeo empower our solutions — from Enterprise Addressing to Infrastructure Asset Management to Mobile GIS applications — to interoperate with any database, GIS, or mapping technology. They reduce total cost of ownership and help bring interactive and intuitive location intelligence to decision makers,” said Dennis Wuthrich, Farallon Geographics CEO.
About Farallon Geographics
Farallon Geographics (www.fargeo.com), based in San Francisco, is a leader in the planning, implementation, and integration of geospatial data and GIS systems to support mission critical business functions. As systems integrators focused on geographical data, Farallon provides unique and unbiased strategic and technical implementation services for enterprise-scale GIS.
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. The company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like Google, Tri-Met, Landgate, and the Open Geospatial Consortium since 2002. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York–based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit which informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software.