Press Release, Lausanne – June 10th, 2010 – Camptocamp announces its participation in the GeoBI initiative, a new international initiative focused on Location Intelligence, available at www.geobi.org .
The term Location Intelligence refers to all those processes, technologies, applications and practices capable to combine spatial data (Geographical Information System) with business data (Business Intelligence), in order to gain critical insights, to better support decision-making processes and to optimize business activities. In other words, Location Intelligence allows to connect various types of information to cartographic data, to locate them and to consequently increase the value of the existing information systems.
The initiative aims to aggregate companies, organizations, project communities and individuals into an open community aiming to foster the cooperation in the Location Intelligence domain and to support research activities. This allows to convert the results into innovative enterprise applications as well as to enrich and integrate the existing Open Source GIS and BI solutions, through the adoption of open standards.
Membership is open to anyone who shares the initiative vision and organization. Besides Camptocamp, charter member , the initiative members include the Italian companies Engineering Group and Inova Open Solutions, the French company Altic, the Canadian company Spatialytics and the SESAR research lab, Information Technology Department, University of Milan.
The initiative promotes the creation of a network of support services, according to which the initiative members provide professional support to the developed solutions .
Together with Altic and other partners, Camptocamp is already involved in GEO+ , a Web 2.0 research project. GEO+’s goal is to develop an open source platform allowing for content management, indexation and data analysis combined with spatial data. The project will focus in particular on the connection between Mapfish and open source Business Intelligence solutions.