New York, NY, September 9, 2010 – OpenGeo, the leader in open source geospatial web services today announced that is has signed agreements with Orkney, an open source business solution provider located in Yokohama Japan, and Mapconcierge, a business solutions and GPS/UAV provider located in Tokyo, Japan, to provide support and translation services for the OpenGeo Suite in Japan.
"It is great news for Japanese customers that they will now be able to take advantage of OpenGeo's core level of technical support in the Japanese language,” notes Toru Mori, President and CEO of Orkney. “I am happy to be working in cooperation with Mapconcierge to make this capability available to geospatial users in Japan."
“Mapconcierge is excited to offer localization of the OpenGeo Suite software for the Japanese market,” added Taichi Furuhashi, President of MapConcierge. “We love GeoServer, PostGIS, and, of course, the OpenGeo Suite. Japanese geospatial users will greatly benefit from this new partnership between Mapconcierge, Orkney and OpenGeo.”
Mapconcierge and Orkney will each be providing value added solutions to customers, while also collaborating for customized applications on top of the Japanese version of the OpenGeo Suite. Chris Holmes, President of OpenGeo observes, “OpenGeo’s mission is to broaden access to data and geospatial software globally, and localization is a major objective for us. Orkney and Mapconcierge enable us to both develop this localization for Japan and offer expert, local support for the OpenGeo Suite to Japanese customers.”
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. The company has a seven year history of providing successful consulting services and products to clients like Google, Tri-Met, Landgate, and the Open Geospatial Consortium. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit which informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software.
Orkney is an open source business solution provider located in Yokohama, Japan, specializing in geospatial Web technologies such as mapping, routing and geocoding. Providing expert consulting services for companies integrating open source geospatial solutions, as well as customized application development, Orkney is a leader in the local OSGeo community.
Mapconcierge is a business solutions and GPS/UAV provider located in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on field observation and open source geospatial technologies including mapping, surveying and remote sensing. Specializing in quality air photo images with mapping system for companies and universities, Mapconcierge is an active organizer for the local OSGeo community.
Eddie Pickle, OpenGeo, +1 877 OpenGeo / (212-796-4220 x 6)