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About MapBuilder

MapBuilder is a powerful, standards compliant geographic mapping client which runs in a web browser.

Recent Releases


Stable Community MapBuilder 1.0.1 Release: This is a minor release which replaces obsolete WMS services with new ones and fixes a few minor bugs. If you intend to use Mapbuilder in productive environments, this is what you should use. Download 1.0.1 Release.

Development Community Mapbuilder 1.5 (rc1): Introduces a broad set of new features, including:

  • Vector rendering using OpenLayers
  • Base layers like Google Maps
  • Improved reprojection of coordinates

If you are new to Mapbuilder or want to take advantage of recent feature additions, you should use this release. Download 1.5 (rc1).

GML Viewer 1.0 Deploy your GML datasets with a simple GML Viewer web page. Uses SVG/VML for fast vector rendering. Press release and Download.

Key Features

  • Browser based mapping client
  • Standards compliant, supports the Open Geospatial consortium(OGC) standards
  • Renders maps from Web Map Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS), GeoRSS, Google Maps
  • Supports editing map features to Transactional Web Feature Services (WFS-T)
  • Allows users to build their own maps, then save and share them, using Web Map Context (WMC) and Open Web Services Context
  • Easy to use
  • Fast and interactive - built using  AJAX
  • Works with most modern browsers (Firefox 1.0+, Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla 1.3+, Navigator 6+)
  • Customisable and easy to extend
  • Open source under the LGPL licence

If you wish to learn more, you can try the on-line interactive tutorial or the Examples and read the on-line user-guide.

Mapbuilder in Action


Mapbuilder 1.5rc1 released


Announcing MapBuilder 1.5 Release Candidate 1

December 24, 2007

The Community MapBuilder team are pleased to announce the release of

mapbuilder-lib 1.5, Release Candidate 1.

Press release and Download 1.5 (rc1)


FOSS4G 2007


MapBuilder was presented at FOSS4G 2007

Our mission is


To empower communities to collaboratively build and share geographic data using standards- based, open source tools.


Community Mapbuilder is a founding project of the Open Geospatial Foundation.

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