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Boundless CTO Presents LocationTech Tools at EclipseCon 2014

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Tuesday, March 18th 2014


Juan Marin to Highlight GeoGit, Distributed Version Control for Geospatial Data

New York, NY — March 18, 2014 —  LocationTech, an Eclipse initiative to bring location awareness to enterprise IT, will feature prominently at EclipseCon 2014 this week from March 17-20 at the Hyatt San Francisco Airport in San Francisco CA.

Juan Marin, Boundless CTO, will present on “Designing Application Handling Space and Time” alongside Andrew Ross of the Eclipse foundation. The two will overview a number of projects from the LocationTech working group, including: GeoGit, GeoScript, GeoTrellis and JTS.

It’s only been one year since the Eclipse Foundation launched the LocationTech working group with founding members including Oracle, IBM, Boundless, and Actuate. Since that time, LocationTech has made its presence known by expanding from four members to a dozen, incubating four projects, evaluating ten more, and playing a central role in a number of industry events.

Boundless has been an active member of LocationTech, leading two projects to incubation while collaborating on others. Marin’s presentation will focus on GeoGit, a distributed version control system (DVCS) designed to handle the specific challenges of managing changes to geospatial data over time. GeoGit enables new and innovative workflows for collaboration by taking concepts and lessons learned from the open source programming environment and applying them to the management of geospatial information.

Following EclipseCon, Mr. Marin will be speaking at two other LocationTech events. First at the LocationTech Meetup in San Francisco on Thursday March 20th and then at the LocationTech Birthday Blast on Wednesday, March 26th in Washington DC. Join him to find out more about Boundless, GeoGit, and other LocationTech initiatives.

Relevant Links

EclipseCon 2014: https://www.eclipsecon.org/na2014/session/designing-applications-handling-space-and-time

LocationTech San Francisco: http://www.locationtech.org/content/locationtech-meetup-san-francisco

LocationTech Birthday Blast: http://www.locationtech.org/content/locationtech-meetup-washington-d.c.

About The Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org

Media Contact

Ian Skerrett ian.skerrett@eclipse.org

About Boundless

From database to server to client, Boundless is the company organizations turn to for a lower cost, more flexible and modern alternative to the industry’s prevailing proprietary and closed source model. Our community-led, spatial IT based approach to building and maintaining software helps organizations manage geospatial data. Our software and maintenance agreements, which include support and professional services, provide a lower cost, more flexible and modern alternative.

We’ve built a team of experts from the open source geospatial community — as well those within the greater field who recognize the power and momentum the open source business model has on the future of their industry. Our roots are in the open source community and our team members are actively involved core contributors and steering committee members across many open source geospatial projects. The foundation of our company is based on the knowledge that openness leads to better collaboration, better software and greater innovation.

For more information, please visit boundlessgeo.com.

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David Dubovsky Boundless +1 917-388-9077 media@boundlessgeo.com

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