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November 15, 2016
Boundless Introduces the World’s Only Open GIS Platform for the Enterprise

November 15, 2016 – New York – Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today introduced the world’s first open GIS ecosystem to unlock the business intelligence of location-based data. 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 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.


“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 Delivers the Ultimate Open GIS Ecosystem

Boundless offers an open GIS ecosystem through a unique combination of technology, products and experts that gives enterprises deeper intelligence and insights using location-based data. 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.


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. 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, which delivers an ecosystem of geospatial tools, content and services to the community.
  • Deep open source GIS expertise, 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, TriMet, and many more.


Global Open GIS Community to Take the Enterprise By Storm

According to P&S Market Research, the global geographic information system (GIS) market is expected to reach $14.6 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.4%. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor named geospatial technology one of the top three most important high-growth industries in the 21st century, along with nanotechnology and biotechnology.


Helping to advance open GIS, Boundless is an active leader in the open source community, working with partners, customers, and developers worldwide. Unlike proprietary software vendors, Boundless gives customers direct access to the open source community for the ability to provide feedback and influence future direction. The company is committed to open source and all of the projects it works with are published using the Open Source Initiative approved license.


Availability and Pricing

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 $5 per month. For more information and additional pricing details, email


Supporting Quotes

“Leveraging open source technology supplemented with enterprise support from Boundless, we have secured the assurance we needed to proceed with our development ambitions while minimizing risk for the enterprise. Not only does the platform perform exceptionally well, but the ability to work in a hybrid environment and embrace open source software alongside our existing investments has also allowed for the scalability, flexibility and agility our organization needs.”

— Eric Drenckpohl, Enterprise GIS Manager, Port of Seattle


"As many government agencies across the country experience, funding for new technology can be challenging to secure. In Louisiana, which experiences more than its share of disasters, mapping of facilities and threats is a critical deliverable from our emergency preparedness group, with demand for such information spiking during actual emergencies. With Boundless, we’ve been able to cost-effectively leverage our existing databases with the ease and power of a web interface based on Boundless Exchange — achieving real-time visibility during the entire lifecycle of an emergency. The platform has been reliable and scalable and we consider this application suite to be the ‘hidden jewel’ in a market crowded with complex, expensive GIS products."

— Henry Yennie, Program Monitor, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana Department of Health


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About Boundless

Boundless is the leader in open GIS (geographic information systems). Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions, Boundless opens the world of geospatial data to any user. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with a scalable, open GIS platform - including Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect - and a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources. Learn more at Join the GIS community at Follow Boundless @boundlessgeo.

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