con terra integrates intelligent Geo-IT solutions into the IT structures of its customers in the private sector and public administration agencies. This enables geoinformation to be put to profitable use, making company processes sustainably more efficient, cheaper and more transparent.
As a Platinum Partner of Esri Inc., con terra backs the ArcGIS platform and adds targeted enhancements as required, in the form of further products and technologies, such as map.apps or FME.
con terra cooperates with universities, participates in research & development projects and standardisation procedures, and plays an active role in committees and working groups of such organisations as ISO, GDI-DE, OGC, and INSPIRE. This puts con terra in a position to evaluate trends affecting the market at early stage and to play a role in shaping and incorporating them in the planning and implementation of IT solutions.
The company's focus lies on such markets as insurance, natural and environmental resources, telecommunications, trade, sdi and e-government and real estate, and its fields of activity include spatial data infrastructures and spatial data modelling & transformation. Its success is based on its more than twenty years of experience, excellent knowledge of the industry, and great innovative strength, plus the cross cooperations it engages in with leading software manufacturers.
At con terra, employees are team players
con terra consists of more than 150 computer scientists, geoscientists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, ecologists and other specialists, all working together across a wide range of fields and roles.
Every one of them dedicates their qualified knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the customers benefits and the business success.
The success of our work is rooted in the honest, respectful and open communication that we conduct both with each other and with our customers and partners. We are guided in our activities by four common values that express what it means to us to be a part of this organisation. These guidelines give us orientation and define our aspirations aimed at by our deeds:
For the company
We are ourselves responsible for our company, colleagues, relationships with our customers and partners, our social environment, and ourselves.
Taking responsibility means taking risks, which also includes taking personal responsibility for any failures that might occur.
We accept that mistakes will be made that do not result from carelessness or an unwillingness to learn.
We also apply our knowledge and technologies outside the working environment in support of socially beneficial projects.
We are aware that striving for a secure company in difficult times might also require disagreeable measures.
We are prepared to face the need for constant adjustment processes.
We are committed to the sustained safeguarding and value enhancement of our company. We strive for continual growth and invest systematically in our products, services and staff.
We treat each other with mutual respect and consideration on the basis of mutual trust.
We are reliable and adhere to our agreements with customers, partners and each other.
We are honest and direct. Each of us may say what he thinks in an appropriate way without the risk of being disadvantaged.
We attach value to an open and cooperative contact that goes beyond hierarchical levels.
Our collaboration is characterised by an actively helpful attitude reflected by each individual. We share our knowledge and learn from one another.
Consideration and tolerance
We show consideration and practice tolerance but reject consensus at any price, excessive harmoniousness and the circumvention of necessary criticism.
We respect the personality of each individual and see therein a source of creativity and innovation.
We create personal space within which employees can develop in their fields of activity.
Individuality has its limits wherever it is necessary to comply with standards and jointly agreed rules. We want to instil a peaceful coexistence between individuality and a sense of community.
We perform outstanding achievements and achieve our goals.
What counts for us is above all team success. This requires great willingness to perform on the part of each and every one of us, as well as a willingness to develop and change.
Every employee has the right to receive regular and nuanced feedback. We regard dispute with feedback as a chance to learn.
Our economic actions are determined by cost-effectiveness and cost-consciousness. We measure the company's performance in terms of transparent criteria.
We are aware that material goals are not the only ones that are of importance. Performance is brought about by people, for whom we bear mutual responsibility.
As a member of various organizations con terra is active in different functions and roles.
The broad spectrum of employee qualifications at con terra is complemented by the extensive know-how of our partner companies, with whom we have been enjoying trusting cooperations for many years, in some cases ever since the company was first founded. With others we are developing new areas of application.
Of special importance to con terra are its strategic partnerships with Esri Inc. (USA) and Safe Software (Canada), since both the ArcGIS platform and the FME spatial ETL technology form central components of our solutions' structure. As a Platinum Partner of Esri and Platinum Partner of Safe Software con terra is in constant intensive exchange with both of these companies and has been commended on several occasions for its good cooperation and outstanding projects.
Uwe König, Managing Director
Karl Wiesmann, Managing Director