Community Support

Coordinate Solutions is dedicated to supporting the larger GIS community to which it belongs. Since its founding, Coordinate Solutions has strived to aid the geospatial community through knowledge sharing, conference sponsorship, and code and software distribution. Recent examples include sponsorship of the OSGeo Code Sprint and the distribution of open-source tools. (For samples, also see our Sample Applications page.)


OSGeo Code Sprint

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a nonprofit organization designed to promote and support the collaborative development of geospatial data and technologies. OSGeo hosts an annual "code sprint," at which individuals working in open source geospatial projects gather to tackle issues related to open source coding and documentation.

Coordinate Solutions proudly sponsored the Toronto Code Sprint 2009, held from March 7-10, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, the New York Code Sprint 2010, held from February 20-23, 2010 in New York, New York, the Philadelphia Code Sprint 2015, held from February 10-13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Daytona Beach Code Sprint 2017 held from February 7-10, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the Minnesota Code Sprint 2019 held from May 14-17 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


GIS Raster Tile Normalizer for GeoServer

The Raster Normalizer is an application designed to reproject large (typically county-wide) rasters into a series of 3.25 minute square GeoTiffs in Geographic Coordinate System WGS 1984 (EPSG: 4326). Coordinate Solutions developed the Raster Normalizer in order to better facilitate the use of large raster datasets in Geoserver. However, the Raster Normalizer can be used to tile, reproject, and mosaic large raster images to create seamless rasters without the black collars all to often present in such datasets.

The Raster Dataset was built using VB.NET and GDAL. For more information and application download, visit the Raster Normalizer CodePlex site.