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  • Top 10 Government IT Posts: What’s In Store for 2018?


    January 11th, 2018

    These topics are an early indicator what’s on the forefront of government IT interests as we start 2018.


  • NGA to Provide a Gateway for GEOINT Suppliers with New CIBORG Initiative


    June 22nd, 2017

    CIBORG allows the NGA to access & acquire commercially available geospatial services & products through GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules Program.


  • Understanding the Flexibility of Open Source Licensing


    August 29th, 2016

    Open source geospatial software use continues to grow, as more users realize the value it brings an organization in reducing license management and costs, preventing single vendor lock-in, and promoting interoperability. As a result, Boundless now has a number of partners and integrators who have developed both open and closed solutions on top of Boundless Suite. Building open solutions enables an organization to leverage the advantages of community participation. Namely that you aren’t maintaining your own forked code base, but are fulfilling your social obligation to share back with the community, and allowing for contributed code to live within the open source community. On the other hand, developing proprietary or closed solutions in conjunction with open source allows greater control of intellectual property.


    Jody Garnett and Anthony Calamito
    Boundless,
  • The Benefits of Collaborative GIS


    July 8th, 2016

    Talk of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) evokes images of maps of cities, towns and remote locations. While GIS is incredibly valuable for departments and agencies that protect national security and maintain infrastructure, visualizations offered by GIS tools go far beyond industries reliant on maps and directions.


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    Lacey Wean
    Senior Account Manager, Geospatial Solutions
  • Making Sense of Data


    May 26th, 2016

    State and local agencies across the country are making conscientious efforts to meet the needs of citizens, whether it’s through better communication systems, opening county data, or enhancing public services with better IT.


  • Sensing our Place with the Internet of Things


    April 11th, 2016

    We are increasingly becoming a more connected society; we strap on IoT wearables to our wrists, carry smart phones that connect to each other, and have connected thermostats, lights, fridges, and security systems in our homes. Beyond the efficiencies we find in our personal lives with connected devices, IoT sensors are providing real results business, particularly with real-time geographical data analysis. Geography is quickly becoming a critical component in how our IoT devices collect and store data. Information streams now offer analysts the ability to contextualize data and perform real-world analysis on the information coming in from the variety of IoT devices. The combination of location and device-collected data has huge potential for improving citizen’s lives and easing the day-to-day work across various public sector organizations.


    Lacey Wean
    Senior Account Manager, Geospatial Solutions
  • The Benefits of Hybrid GIS


    March 10th, 2016

    Government has realized that building a GIS platform with proprietary and open source technologies can help agencies reduce risk and add value to their GIS architecture by avoiding single-vendor lock-in, minimizing costs associated with unsustainable proprietary licensing models, and promoting interoperability with existing software and architecture. Hybrid GIS architectures are allowing users to adopt more gradual, risk-appropriate migration strategies that avoid the rip and replace method that can destroy agency tech budgets.


    Lacey Wean
    Senior Account Manager, Geospatial Solutions
  • The Rise of ABI and the Impact of GIS


    February 4th, 2016

    Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) is a practice that grew through the changing dynamics of threats posed to nation states. Without a defined nation-backed enemy coupled with more and more threats coming from loosely based organizations, traditional location-based surveillance is no longer enough. ABI looks at not just where something is happening but why; today it’s a multi-intelligence approach to human activity and transactional data analysis that seeks to resolve unknowns and develop object and network knowledge and relation.


    Lacey Wean
    Senior Account Manager, Geospatial Solutions
  • Replacing Google Enterprise with Boundless OpenGeo Suite


    January 12th, 2016

    One of the biggest announcements in 2015 was Google’s decision to end support for their Google Maps Engine and Google Earth Enterprise Client solutions. These solutions allow users to create their own custom maps and globes on private networks, or replace the default content served by Google with content from your own organization. You can read more about Google’s decision on their blog here and here, and even read an update to Terms of Service last week for Google Earth Pro.


    Anthony Calamito
    Federal CTO, Boundless