Technical Certification Available for Leading Open Source Geo Software
New York, NY & Washington, DC - June 4, 2014 — Boundless, the leading provider of open source geospatial software and services, has launched a new series of training courses for all skill levels. With a wide range of online and on-site options, Boundless continues its commitment to providing the training needed to leverage OpenGeo Suite, a geospatial platform that allows developers to build commercial grade apps that address today’s enterprise challenges.
The new courses update and expand existing programs to meet the rapidly evolving needs of developers. Courses range from a few hours to multiple days depending on the depth of training provided and costs vary based on details such as the depth of information taught and the course format.
“Boundless has always made an extensive investment in training our community of users,” said Eddie Pickle, CEO of Boundless. “From the beginning we have conducted interactive sessions at major industry events, online webinars and free introductory workshops, so system administrators and web developers trust that we will help them make their spatial IT projects a success.”
Four new online courses provide training for both newcomers and advanced technologists. These include an introduction to OpenGeo Suite, PostGIS and two GeoServer courses. All of these courses, as well as their on-site counterparts, provide the opportunity for students to receive certification credit through the GIS Certification Institute. The online courses are pre-recorded, allowing students around the world to conduct the training on their own schedule at their own pace.
For customers requiring on-site instructor-led training for individuals or groups, Boundless is offering nine courses designed specifically for geospatial administrators, spatial database administrators or those involved with mapping applications. These courses range from half-day sessions to multi-day certification programs and can be held at the client’s facility or Boundless’ offices for up to ten students.
Since its founding, Boundless has offered free, downloadable workshop materials and tutorials for practical walk-throughs of actual application development examples. Popular courses in this category, used by thousands of students globally, include the Introduction to PostGIS and Introduction to GeoServer.
“We help developers become masters of OpenGeo Suite and its components through a wide variety of training offerings that conform to their schedules, their needs, and their budgets,” continued Pickle. “Nothing we do is one-sized fits all, and we will continue to build out these training offerings as the needs of our users and customers grows and changes over time.”
Boundless develops and supports powerful software for enterprise geospatial applications. Just as open source software became a standard across IT, Boundless is forging a similar path in the geospatial industry with OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications. Boundless supports open source software to give customers the freedom needed to build complex geospatial applications at scale without being tied to proprietary systems. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with packaging, support, maintenance, professional services, and expert training. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com.