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Monsanto and Boundless Collaborate for Open Source GIS Contributions

By [email protected] - 24th January 2018 - 09:54

Boundless and Monsanto Company announced their collaboration on the contribution of open source geospatial code back to the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) community. Among the contributions is an OAuth Plugin that was donated to enable modern authorization of users within the Quantum GIS (QGIS) open source desktop project. This contribution enables the users of the most widely used open source desktop GIS software to utilize user-based authentication to determine what data on the system the user can access. The code only covers the authentication process and does not share any company information or data from Monsanto or any of its customers. This contribution marks part of a larger open source initiative Monsanto is undertaking. This code has allowed the company to have a smoother authentication system and allows employees easier access to the data they need while in the field.