Many tools in the geographic information system (GIS) domain are built around styling, author, and managing datasets. Many of these tools require you to have all the data in a database, file, or resource in order to transform it. These tools built around bounded datasets do not make it obvious when something unique is added at a later date. One way this is solved is through visualization techniques and manually use temporal sliders and search to manually see what has changed.
Boundless Signal is meant to take unbounded data streams as input, and let the user be notified on their mobile device, in their email, or a web based UI. Using inputs such as edits to a feature from QGIS, geofencing a mobile device’s location, data streamed from and IoT device, or user events from the web can execute a workflow when the desired criteria is met. This enables a user to learn from the data they have, and define criteria in web based UI for what they see as a significant event.