Geomatys are experts in processing geospatial information. Each GIS application is developed in the respect of these 4 principles:

The Scrum method: development by iteration, centred on the client’s needs.

Recent technology that have been adapted to contemporary challenges.

Strict respect of the standards, allowing each Geomatys application to connect with the others.

Simple and efficient ergonomic design, allowing the simplest possible use of the most complex functions.​


Even with the most advanced technical expertise, a project is nothing without a seasoned method. The Geomatys team has chosen the Scrum method, inspired by the Lean method in order to combine speed with efficacy and quality.

What is the scrum method?

Its creators, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, define it like this:

“A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. “

This is how we define it, at Geomatys:

“An iterative method that centres development on client satisfaction. “

In fact, the client validates each step and may make subsequent modifications.

On what values is the scrum method based?

“Individuals and their interactions more than the process and the tools. Operational software rather than exhaustive documentation. Collaboration with clients more than contractual negotiation. Adaptation to change rather than following a plan. We recognize the value the secondary points”

Manifesto for the Agile development of software

The final goal is to have the application that is delivered meet the client’s requirements and the needs of its users.

To work with Geomatys, is to work with a technical geomatics and IT expert who wants to provide each client with a high-performance , custom-built solution.




What is a standard?

” Document established by consensus and approved by a recognised body that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.”

ISO Official Definition

What is the advantage of standardisation?

The international standards have two key features:

  • To a community to render its information public and to allow everyone access to the different systems.
  • To transfer the information from one community to another, whilst preserving its semantics, even if the two communities use very different representations.

They reduce the barriers between communities that do not normally work together. 

e.g. a student researching cholera may be interested in prawn populations as a propagation vector for the disease. However, since doctors and oceanographers do not normally share their work, the effort required to convert the data may be an obstacle for the scientists. This effort may sometimes be an obstacle to innovation. It is easier for the researchers to stick with the data that they control.

The international standards jointly defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) cover a wide range of details, from the conceptual models to the data structures and from the file formats to the services.

Standards at Geomatys

At geomatys, we always give a huge importance to standards respect. That’s why our developments are based on standardize geospatial libraries.

Martin Desruisseaux, Geomatys co-founder is an OGC member’s since more than 10 years, and ISO recently. As such, he is a big contributor to standards governing the field.

Thus, Standards respect has always been at the heart of Geomatys developments. Whether you want to develop a standardized application or need advice on field standards, our teams can help!


Although the operational aspect is crucial at Geomatys, the visual aspect is not neglected. Efficient ergonomic design provides an application that is easy to use and allows rapid processing of data. To best meet these needs, our ergonomic engineer, in collaboration with the client, proposes an ergonomic design dedicated to the needs of the user.

The display and ergonomic design constraints of the geographical information systems are considerable. The application must meet certain criteria, i.e.:

  • Combine a wealth of features with ease of use
  • Distribute the components relevantly over a responsive site
  • Allow use under extreme conditions of the application

It is therefore essential to talk with experts in geospatial solutions to design the interface and the ergonomic design of a geospatial application. Geomatys develops applications that meet the specific needs of each client.