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Mapping the world with open source software

Nov 27, 2014, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Baker)

In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades.

But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that. Ramsey has been working with geospatial software for over ten years, as programmer and consultant. He founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. Ramsey serves as an evangelist for OpenGeo Suite, works with the Boundless business development team to share about their collection of offerigns, and speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world. In this interview, Ramsey shares with us how Boundless is trying to bring the open source revolution to GIS software.

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