Boundless is proud to announce the creation of its academic engagement initiative. Innovation in education drives the foundation of this initiative. Boundless is committed to FOSS4G education with a focus on:

  • Providing students and educators with the preeminent open source GIS platform at no cost.
  • Helping educators and educational institutions develop curricula around FOSS4G.
  • Assisting graduating students in finding a place in the professional workforce.
  • Supporting OSGeo Geo4All initiative by providing content to the community.

Boundless Suite, powered by PostGIS/ GeoServer / OpenLayers / QGIS is the cornerstone of the plan and includes technology and related material. The academic engagement plan also includes tutorials, related datasets and graphics kit to support faculty and staff to develop curricula. Boundless staff are available to speak to university students, faculty and staff about the latest trends in open source GIS and the state of the Boundless Suite.

Other components of the plan include opportunities for community participation, internships, and job placement.

For more information, see the complete academic engagement plan at http://boundlessgeo.com/solutions/education-2/

“We are excited to offer the academic community Boundless support for growing open source GIS programs.” comments Anthony Calamito, Boundless Federal CTO. “Making our solutions, documentation and staff available to educational institutions is important to our commitment to FOSS4G.”

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (http://www.gis-management.de/). His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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