Boundless, a provider of geospatial data tools has opened up Boundless Exchange, its geospatial content management system, as an unlimited-user, managed service solution for state and local governments. The change will enable them to create and share maps across the organization without concerns about spiraling costs tied to software licenses and number of users.
Boundless Exchange is a highly-configurable geospatial content management system designed to facilitate the cataloging, discovery and publishing of location-oriented content. The GIS portal is available as a managed offering in the cloud, providing lower operating costs, access to the latest cloud computing environments, simplified maintenance and on-demand scalability – all managed by Boundless.
Current state and local government users include the Louisiana Dept. of Health, NYC Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), Portland TriMet, MassGIS, Port of Seattle, and San Jose Water.
Boundless has made several enhancements to its platform in recent months in an effort to build its presence in the state and local market. Last year, the company rebranded its GIS suite and released an updated version that included better interoperability with ArcGIS services and web applications. Users on the Boundless Server will see a more consistent experience across web apps, desktop clients or mobile devices.
Changing the subscription model to a monthly fee regardless of users also puts the service in a more competitive position.
“Limited budgets and unknown costs are simply not compatible. Traditional subscription pricing models based on named or tiered users are both risky and unsustainable, and limits growth for organizations that need to budget for future years,” said Anthony Calamito, chief geospatial officer at Boundless.