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August 26th, 2011
GRIDA, Inc. and OpenGeo Come Together to Bring Geospatial Software to Korea

GRIDA, Inc., the leading provider in the Korean geospatial software market, and OpenGeo, producer of the OpenGeo Suite, have announced an agreement that will bring the OpenGeo Suite to Korea. GRIDA is known for providing geospatial software and solutions to users in the Korean market. This relationship allows GRIDA to expand its capabilities and offer clients solutions based on the OpenGeo Suite, a fully integrated open source geospatial platform.

GRIDA, the most recent member of OpenGeo’s rapidly expanding global partner network, will assume local responsibilities for first line support of the OpenGeo Suite. Upon making the announcement, Sanghee Shin, C.E.O. of GRIDA, Inc., said “It’s a great opportunity to be working so closely with OpenGeo. We’ve expanded our business portfolio and prospects in Korea as a result of this partnership. We believe that we add more value to our customers by working together than by standing alone.”

Chris Holmes, OpenGeo President, added: “We are truly excited to enhance our presence in the Korean market with a strong partner as GRIDA. Partnerships with respected providers allow us to immediately add local expertise and skilled support for OpenGeo Suite users throughout one of the world’s fastest growing geospatial markets.”

About OpenGeo
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. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, Google, the UK Ordnance Survey, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, Landgate, and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo’s revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.

About GRIDA, Inc.
GRIDA, Inc. is a leading Korean geospatial software company. Established in 2000, GRIDA has successfully developed world-class geospatial image solutions including MIP & GDS, the world’s fastest image server product. Customers include local and national government agencies and several research institutes. GRIDA has received several notable awards from The President of Korea, The Minster of Land & Transportation, and local governors. GRIDA and Sanghee Shin, CEO, are proud to sponsor and participate in the OSGeo Korean chapter.