Open source adoption is taking place at an unprecedented rate by modern enterprises who want to drive competitive advantage and innovation within their industries. This is especially pertinent in the geographic information systems (GIS) community, where organizations need open source software to make the most of their location-based data. Oftentimes, proprietary software architectures prevent companies from reaching their full potential due to high costs and inability to scale.
The Boundless Ecosystem offers a complete GIS platform for managing data and building maps and applications across web browsers, desktops, and mobile devices. It is constructed on leading open source geospatial software, with a flexible architecture that enables organizations to reliably manage and publish location data. The Boundless open source framework can be integrated as part of a hybrid architecture, eliminating the need to “rip and replace” existing proprietary systems. This talk will cover the benefits of open source vs. proprietary GIS software and how to ease the transition by implementing a hybrid architecture supported by the Boundless ecosystem.