About

Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence (GeoBI) projects available here are :

Open Source from Open Source

The Open Source GeoBI projects rely and benefit from pioneers projects on the market.

In the BI (Business Intelligence) area, the Open Source ETL tool Kettle and the OLAP Server Mondrian from Pentaho are key to GeoKettle and GeoMondrian.

On the Geospatial side of the projects, the Spatial ETL tool GeoKettle integrates and leverages the power of geospatial libraries such as of JTS, GeoTools, OGR, deegree, … The SOLAP Server GeoMondrian relies and collaborates with the Spatial RDBMS PostGIS (a spatial data cartridge for PostgreSQL) playing the role of the Data warehouse. Many of those Open Source projects are under the umbrella of the OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation).

Origins

The GeoKettle  and GeoMondrian projects have been initiated Laval University in Quebec City (Canada), by the research and work done between 2006 and 2009 by the GeoSOA Research Team, led by Dr. Thierry Badard, assistant Professor at the “Département des sciences géomatiques“, part of the “Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique” (in French only).

You and the GeoBI community

If you are interested in the academic side of the work done by the GeoSOA Research Team at Laval University, you will find Dr. Thierry Badard contact info on this page.

Feel free to download and try one or more of the tools and software available here. If you have questions for the community, don’t hesitate to interact with its members.

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