Mapgears and Mgeospatial just announced the merge of their respective geospatial consulting operations to launch a new division: Mapgears Solutions. Thus, it is with great pleasure that we welcome two new members in the Mapgears family: Simon Mercier and Charles-Éric Bourget.
Technically, the new entity will be based in Quebec City and will operate under the direction of Simon Mercier, vice president of the new Mapgears Solutions division. Its mission will be to complement the technology offer of the current team based in Chicoutimi with highly specialized consulting services to assist customers in the setup and deployment of MapServer and related open source technologies.
Simon founded Mgeospatial a little over a year ago based on this same vision that will remain at the core of Mapgears Solutions. With respect to the current Mapgears team that you all know, we will now refer to it as Mapgears Technologies, and as the name says, it will continue to focus on the development and support of MapServer and related technologies, which is what we do best and has led us to where we are today.
I am very glad that Simon accepted the opportunity to join Mapgears. The synergy between the two teams will allow us to better serve our clients and to accelerate the growth of the two entities who were having a hard time responding to the growing demand for our technologies and services. I already expect a few more names to join the teams in the coming months, stay tuned.
BTW, Simon, Julien and I will be at FOSS4G-NA in Washington next week and we'll be happy to discuss this further with you.
P.S. With this announcement comes the need for a new website to better reflect today's Mapgears product and services offering. A preview of the new style is already available at www.mapgears.com and the new site currently under construction should hopefully be available in the coming weeks.