What our clients say
GeoCat Bridge is a key part of our Neftex Earth Model publishing workflow, enabling us to easily replicate the geological symbols used to style our ArcGIS produced content said Alex Rushfort of Neftex
Now we can deliver Web Map Services to our international oil industry clients through GeoServer, retaining the familiar appearance of our desktop GIS data products
The combination of ArcGIS Desktop and publishing data to an open source server platform in accordance with INSPIRE regulations is exactly what our customers need said Sjaak Dieleman of Nieuwland Geo-Informatie
It is one of the main reasons why we were asked to build the INSPIRE services for all 25 Regional Water Authorities and the Department of Cultural Heritage (RCE) in The Netherlands
GeoCat Bridge is the long awaited product that promises to fill the gap between our open - and closed source hybrid geospatial frameworks said Thijs van Menen from Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands)
Specific knowledge on how to make services is no longer needed. Finally we can fulfill the needs of our staff by providing them with a tool to make services by themselves in an easy way
We are very excited to offer the GeoCat Bridge plugin to users of the OpenGeo Suite. said Chris Holmes, OpenGeo President
This will greatly improve workflows for our users of Esri desktop software, and make it much simpler for everyone to put their maps onto the web.
Extension for ArcGIS Desktop
No more double work. Bridge uses what ArcGIS Desktop already offers you and builds on top of that. All you need to do is open your map layers, give them the symbology you need and optionally describe your data in ArcCatalog. Bridge will use these map properties and offer you a review panel where you can make your last adjustments to your map descriptions.
Open Data - Open Standards
Using a high performance server solution with unparalleled support for OGC services, data providers can deliver Open Data through Open Standards. Publishing data through Open Standards is critical to make your work a success. It allows consumers to make optimal use of your data. Bridge has been optimized to work with the GeoServer map server and the GeoNetwork opensource metadata catalog. This free and open source server platform publishes your data in the most common data formats. Your data can be combined with Open Street Map, Google Maps™, Bing® or other base maps. Read more...
Comply with the INSPIRE Directive
GeoCat Bridge makes it extremely easy to comply with the European INSPIRE directive. You can create INSPIRE View Services with related metadata that complies to INSPIRE or is based upon an even more specific country profile (check availability).
GeoServer and GeoNetwork as a server solution
Bridge has been optimized to work with the GeoServer map server (part of the OpenGeo Suite) and the GeoNetwork opensource metadata catalog. These high performance server solutions offer unparalleled support for OGC services. GeoCat offers premium support contracts and services to get you up and running quickly. 
You can even load your data straight into PostGIS!
If you want, you have the option to load data directly into a PostGIS database and let Bridge instantly configure map services. This can dramatically boost your map server performance and simplify maintenance of your data. Loading data into PostGIS straight from ArcGIS Desktop has never been so easy. PostGIS
the PostgreSQL server creating a high performance geodatabase.
Use the Wizard to configure Bridge for the first time, or to modify your settings at a later stage. Once you have done this configuration, you can start to publish your data. Bridge will work in demo mode if you don't have a license key. In demo mode you can only publish to a demo server provided by GeoCat bv using a custom subset of data layers that is included in the Bridge installation