Free and open source Geographic Information Systems.

Faunalia is a company that operates since more than 10 years in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) basing on free and open source software. Our main customers are public administrations, private companies, associations. Faunalia has its main branch in Italy, and operates worldwide.


Our commercial offer focuses on three main areas: development, assistance and training.

Faunalia contributes directly to the development of the programs it uses and offers. Over the years, we have contributed to sveral projects, among which QGIS, GRASS, PostGIS, GDAL/OGR.

In addition to software development, we also offer, at competitive rates, support and assistance on the software mentioned above.

We offer training courses, both with a standard programme and custom, at our facilities or at your workplace.

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Our vision

We are convinced free and open source softare is the best and most efficient choice, especially for GIS. Using a free GIS offers a number of advantages when compared to proprietary alternatives, both for the customer and for global social development. It allows a full and transparent control of the software utilised, and therefore a total freedom from vendor lock-in. From a technical point of view, free GIS allow maximum flexibility and customizations, and a constant update of the software, guaranteed by an international network of highly skilled developers. Furthermore, thanks to the use of open standards and formats, they guarantee the maximum persistence of data ove long time span, and a high interoperability among different systems.

Free and open source GIS have a total cost of ownership lower than proprietary solutions; the absence of licence costs removes a significant barrier to a fully legal widespread adoption of GIS technologies by a higher variety of users. Using open source GIS favours the development of local skills, more competition among service providers, and therefore more protection for the customers, when compared with monopolistic solutions.

Our values

Activities of Faunalia are based on values that are fundamental for us:

  • honesty: it is essential in the relationship with the customer, for the respect of reciprocal roles and to build a relationship of trust and mutual satisfaction
  • customer empowerment: the customer’s needs are the guiding principle of our business, not only to pursue its full satisfaction, but to make it fully in possession of the developed solutions and know-how for its use, avoiding dependence on the supplier and vendor lock-in
  • quality: we guarantee high standards, thanks to our commitment and continuous self training, both practical and theoretical, on GIS, and to the collaboration with the top developers worldwide.

Faunaliais also particularly committed to reduce as much as possible the impact of its activities on the environment: we reduce our movements, preferring on the work remotely whenever feasible, we use electricity from certified renewable sources, we adopt cycles of hardware utilization longer than standard, and prefer the reuse of the individual components and the trashware.

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