Licensing and Support

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The Altus Mapping Engine and the Altus Server tools are extremely power and extremely sophisticated enterprise software systems that are created, maintained, and supported by expert software developers that are employees of BA3. While the Altus SDK, binaries, tools, documentation, and numerous code samples are freely available to any developer anywhere on the planet, the right (license) to use Altus in a commercial product is not "free".

When not licensed, Altus displays a watermark on screen and several advanced features are not enabled. This can be turned off by acquiring a license key.

How do I Get a License Key

If you are interested in a license, contact [email protected] and tell us. We will write you back.

You can also read about our licensing options on our licensing page.

Is Altus Open Source?

No. Not at this time.

But, we are quite familiar with and we rather admire some of the Open Source and/or Free initiatives in the GIS space. And we desire very much to support that community (and we have by sponsoring conferences like State of the Map). From time-to-time we also sponsor events, talks, and get-togethers to support the GIS community in general. In fact, Altus can even consume data from many of the open-source GIS platforms (as well as the commercial platforms).


Looking for technical help and support? Go here: Getting Help

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