Geocent to Distribute OpenGeo Suite in the Gulf South
New Orleans, LA & New York, NY, November 10, 2011 — Geocent, a leading IT and Engineering Support company, and OpenGeo, the open source technology leader behind the OpenGeo Suite, today announced a reseller agreement that will bring the OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition to the Gulf South.
OpenGeo is well known for its contributions and leadership in the development and evolution of powerful open source geospatial technologies. The OpenGeo Suite offers a fully integrated open source geospatial platform for serving maps and data through web applications, mobile devices, and desktop clients. The OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition is comprised of tested, integrated and supported geospatial components GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoWebCache, PostGIS and GeoExt.
Geocent will be an official distributor of the OpenGeo Suite in the Gulf South, while having privileged access to OpenGeo for support. Upon making the announcement, Zach Rouse of Geocent said, "Blending Geocent’s disaster management knowledge with OpenGeo’s Enterprise Suite and reach back expertise, gives our customers the functionality, flexibility, and reliability required for real-time geospatial solutions."
Eddie Pickle, OpenGeo COO, added: "We are privileged to be working with Geocent. This relationship allows us to add local expertise and support for OpenGeo Suite users in the Gulf South. Specifically we’ll be able to leverage each other’s experiences in disaster management and expertise in geospatial technologies. Working with Geocent will help us add value to users of The OpenGeo Suite in the Gulf South.
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
Founded in 1992, Geocent's clients include NASA and the Department of Defense, in areas including engineering, information technology software design, database development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), business intelligence and scientific software solutions, and development and support.
In 2010 and 2011, Inc. Magazine named Geocent, LLC as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and the Louisiana Technology Council named Geocent "Growth Company of the Year." New Orleans City Business honored Geocent in 2009 as "Innovator of the Year," and as "One of the Best Places to Work in New Orleans" every year for the past six years.