SIGGIS was founded on the 18th of August, 2008 by Henri Van Oosterwyck and Lieven Verheust. In the months following the founding, several former co-workers were hired in addition to new experts. By the end of 2008 the company comprised over 30 GIS and IT expert. On the one hand, SIGGIS means “SIG-GIS” (Système d’Information Géographique – Geografisch Informatie Systeem; i.e. The French and Dutch translations of GIS pasted together) but on the other hand, it primarily means “Spatial Intelligence Genuine & Generic IT Solutions”. This official name is a reflection of the company vision that GIS should be integrated as a fully fledged component of an IT architecture and business model.