Open Source Tools to be Used for WMS 1.3 plus INSPIRE View Service Extensions for GeoServer
New York, NY, October 20, 2010 - OpenGeo today announced that Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's national mapping agency, has agreed to an OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition contract to support its ongoing spatial data infrastructure initiatives. The OS OnDemand service from Ordnance Survey has recently adopted GeoServer as its primary Web Map Service to customers, and the OpenGeo Suite contract will fund core development work for all GeoServer deployments to meet INSPIRE View Service requirements, including WMS 1.3
“Ordnance Survey is keen to work with OpenGeo to advance the open source GeoServer baseline,” noted Peter ter Haar, Ordnance Survey’s Director of Products. “Funding open source will bring cost savings to the wider public sector that has a requirement to become INSPIRE compliant.” OS OnDemand is a national Web Map Service (WMS) that serves raster images, including OS MasterMap Topography Layer, directly into a customer’s geospatial application using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) WMS standards.
OS OnDemand provides access to Great Britain’s most detailed mapping information, providing a superior level of currency, data accuracy and richness that businesses, government and individuals can rely on. The service provides another way of accessing the same rich, accurate data Ordnance Survey customers are used to – but over the Web, making datasets available to everyone. OpenGeo’s President, Chris Holmes noted: “This agreement helps advance the open source geospatial code base in important ways that meet actual user needs. It is further evidence of what mission critical, national government programs can do with supported open source software.”
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. The company has an eight-year history of providing successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, Google, 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.
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