Refractions is always on the look-out for partners in the geo-spatial realm and vertical markets. Our expertise in both proprietary and open source geospatial technologies makes us a good team member for product offerings and teaming on responses.


Intevation GmbH

Our German support partners, Intevation provides support contracts and training for PostGIS through-out continental Europe. Intevation is a company with long open-source roots, members of the Free Software Foundation (Europe) and part of a German coalition delivering open source office software to German government agencies.

Intevation GmbH

Enterprise DB

EnterpriseDB are the premier enterprise support organization for PostgreSQL, providing 24/7 support services. With our partner EnterpriseDB, Refractions can offer continuous support for PostGIS installations, with EnterpriseDB handling first teir requests and Refractions handling spatial database support requests.



Open Source Geospatial Consortium

Refractions' staff play a strong role in the Open Source Geospatial Consortium (OSGeo), as members of project steering committees and volunteers with various committees. Refractions has moved the GEOS topological C++ library project into the OSGeo “incubation” process to become a full-fledged OSGeo project.

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

University of Victoria

Students from the University of Victoria have been working at Refractions through the Co-op Education program since 1998, and Refractions continues to be an ethusiastic supporter of the program. Refractions and the University have also collaborated in research projects with the BC Advanced Systems Institute, such as the initial development of GEOS.

University of Victoria

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Refractions supports OGC standards, and the OGC standards process, by implementing standards in our products (PostGIS and uDig) and by reviewing and commenting on emerging OGC standards efforts. PostGIS is certified as OGC compliant to the “Simple Features for SQL” specification. Refractions was an OGC member in 2002/2003.

Open Geospatial Consortium