Month: February 2011

Partnerships with Open & Proprietary Companies

Partnerships with Open & Proprietary Companies

We’ve just signed the paperwork on a partnership with OpenGeo, the group led by Chris Holmes that provides support and development chops for PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, and GeoExt.  Given our commitment to Open Source software, signing on as a partner with OpenGeo probably doesn’t strike you as particularly earth shaking. But, back in November, we inked the paperwork on a partnership with Latitude Geographics, the company that develops GeoCortex. ...
Support Forums: The Value of a Community

Support Forums: The Value of a Community

Last week in our regular staff meeting, an interesting trend came to my attention.  Everyone seemed to agree that when it came to troubleshooting non-trivial issues with proprietary GIS technology, the support forums were not a particularly helpful resource. Meanwhile, in my experience working with open source technologies, for instance the ExtJS library, I’ve found the community forums to be an incredibly helpful resource.  However, I think it would...