Significant Growth Leads to New Support Office in Canada
Victoria, Canada & New York, NY, 11-07-2011 — OpenGeo, the open source technology leader behind the OpenGeo Suite, has announced the official opening of it’s office in Victoria, Canada. This location accommodates a significant growth in OpenGeo staff and will serve as a hub to support West Coast and Canadian clients. Amongst others, the office will house geospatial veterans and winners of the prestigious Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software Paul Ramsey (2008 recipient) and Martin Davis (2011 recipient).
When announcing the opening, Eddie Pickle, COO, remarked, "With the impressive level of geospatial capabilities within Victoria, our recent hiring activity and the increase in our West Coast and Canadian clientele, Victoria is a natural fit for OpenGeo expansion. This office is one of many ways we’re investing to better serve our clients and the open source products we support. OpenGeo has a global presence and we are continually investing in to bringing open source geospatial software to ever larger community of developers and users."
The Victoria office will serve numerous functions around the development of open source software and will be central central to OpenGeo’s global support network. "OpenGeo has matured significantly in the last few years. By establishing a bi-coastal presence and cementing our support functions, we’re better situated to serve our clients and support open source communities. We’re looking forward to having a local presence in Victoria," noted open source evangelist Paul Ramsey.
The new office is located in downtown Victoria, Canada; OpenGeo is headquartered in New York City, NY.
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. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, Google, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, Landgate, and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.
OpenGeo, a Division of OpenPlans