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GeoCat Bridge - Publish from ArcGIS Desktop into FOSS4G
Jeroen Ticheler, GeoCat Bv
GeoCat Bridge helps to bridge the gap between proprietary and open source solutions. The goal of this product is to provide a solution that makes it extremely easy for users to publish their data on a GeoNetwork, GeoServer and/or Mapserver based server solution. The tool converts the ArcMap symbology to symbology optimized for GeoServer and MapServer. Data can be loaded to the server on the file system or straight into PostGIS. It manages metadata at the source and publishes it as clean ISO19139 metadata. This extension creates a bridge where both proprietary, open source solution providers and open standards supporters are winners.
Jeroen Ticheler founded GeoCat bv in 2007. After achieving his MSc in Tropical Forestry (Agricultural University Wageningen, NL), Ticheler worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome for almost ten years. He held various positions in GIS/remote sensing and established the respected GeoNetwork opensource Project.
Ticheler truly believes in sharing knowledge: ‚ÄúI want to make technologies for publishing geospatial data on the internet available to every organization, no matter how big or small. It is wonderful to see how easy it can be to publish geospatial data on the internet and how knowledge sharing can accelerate innovation.