Refractions Research is a leading open source geospatial company, providing systems integration consulting, software development, support, and training services to organizations implementing open source systems.
Open source spatial software is a systems implementation power tool, and Refractions Research knows how to use it. We build systems using the best of both open source and commercial software, managing the complete systems lifecycle: requirements gathering, design, implementation, deployment and long-term support.
PostGIS is an open source enterprise spatial database developed by Refractions. Since its initial release in 2001, PostGIS has grown from a small open source project to an important part of the geospatial enterprise, used by companies and governments around the world. PostGIS has been certifed as a standards compliant spatial database by the Open Geospatial Consortium.
uDig is an open source desktop application framework developed by Refractions Research. Built on the Eclipse "Rich Client Platform", uDig is a next generation GIS, using internet web services to access remote data, and providing Java developers with an extremely modular platform for custom application development.