Christian Van Zyl has joined South African software sales company, GMS Software Factory as their new Director of Marketing.

Over the last decade, GMS Software Factory has built an impressive portfolio of products and an equally imposing list of clients. Working with Quarry One Eleven - EMEA distributor of TerraGo Technologies' GeoPDF creation and manipulation software - GMS Software Factory has been extremely successful in selling Publisher for ArcGIS and Composer to public and private organisations throughout southern Africa.

These companies now use GeoPDF and the free Adobe Reader to distribute their maps and collect information back from users; GeoPDF removes the need for training end users as well as doing away with purchasing and installing any reader software.

Christian brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to the company and is tasked with building on the early GeoPDF sales successes. After studying Business Management, Christian cut his teeth promoting some of the World's most recognised sports brands (Salomon, Gilbert Rugby etc.) before swapping products to join GMS Software Factory.

In his own words Christian says of the move; "specialist software, such as those used in mapping, are still niche products. The GeoPDF software from TerraGo Technologies changes all that and enables everyone to benefit from using maps. I firmly believe that this access will have a huge impact on our whole country, my role is to get the message out there." To find out more about the TerraGo Technologies’ GeoPDF software in South Africa contact Christian Van Zyl on +27 72 43 761 43 orchristian@gmsonline

About GMS Software Factory
GMS Software Factory has a ten year history as Systems Architects in the fields of Software Sales, GIS, Open Source, and Innovation. Visit

About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies delivers software applications that extend the access and application of maps and images for non-GIS users and customers. More than 850 organizations, including many defence and intelligence agencies, utility and energy companies, public safety departments and environmental engineering teams depend on TerraGo software. The TerraGo Publisher Suite allows organizations to consume and optimize data from any source and create a geo-enabled PDF, also known as a GeoPDF. The TerraGo Collaboration Suite offers desktop, web-based and mobile software applications that automate geospatial collaboration and information gathering. When used in conjunction with TerraGo Composer, customers are able to configure easy-to-use maps, images and digital mapbooks while embedding relevant business context, forms and workflows. With a strong ecosystem of partners, including ESRI, Adobe, ERDAS, Intergraph, BAE Systems and Trimble, millions of professionals use geospatial solutions from TerraGo in order to be more productive, make better decisions and improve the quality of their spatial processes. For more information, visit