Boundless Introduces New Lightweight, Portable, Offline Basemap Server

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A new press release states, “Boundless, the leader in open and scalable GIS, today introduced Boundless Offline Tile ServerTM, a lightweight, portable, purpose-built map tile server that provides detailed global basemaps on demand while offline. With this announcement, Boundless continues to demonstrate its leadership in innovative GIS solutions and fulfills an important requirement in the first responder, field operations, and disaster response communities to be able to access and provide basemaps without an internet connection. ‘Boundless has always led the open GIS community with development and enhancement of robust, affordable, efficient web servers,’ said Anthony Calamito, Chief Geospatial Officer at Boundless. ‘Now, it’s only natural that we bring this same capability to a portable offline format, allowing our users to visualize detailed basemaps in a completely disconnected environment. This is a breakthrough offering for the defense, intelligence and first responder communities and we are excited about the possibilities’.”

The release goes on, “Boundless Offline Tile Server is a lightweight, purpose-built map tile server that provides detailed, street-level global basemaps on demand while offline. Users now have web mapping capabilities without being connected to the internet. Key advantages include: (1) Unparalleled Performance: Optimized for speed using pre-processed tiles, predictively serves to client applications through high-performing content and services. (2) Lightweight and Portable: Ideal for offline operations, setup is quick and easy and uses minimal resources. Supported on Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems. (3) Offline Access: Access and view content anytime, anywhere, even in the most remote locations – all with the performance you experience in a connected environment. (4) Global Coverage: Includes current Open Street Maps with worldwide coverage, from zoom levels 1 (the world) to 14 (small streets and buildings).”

Read more at Boundless.

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