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Welcome to Mapbuilder, a modern dynamic standards-based web mapping client . Supporting the Open Geospatial consortium (OGC) standards, it will allow you to display maps from many sources that comply with their Web Map Service (WMS) standard or Web Feature Service (WFS) standard. WMS allows you to request maps as rendered images (normally using JPEG,PNG or GIF) from any suitable map server and WFS allows you to request geographic elements as XML which can then be rendered and manipulated using mapBuilder.

As well as allowing you to access other mapping sources, mapBuilder works seemlessly with OGC compliant mapping servers such as GeoServer and MapServer, both of which manage mapping data and present WMS and WFS services on the web. Using a mapping server in addition to mapBuilder you will be able to both render your own maps, and also implemt functionality allowing your users to update, add and delete geographic features from the mapping database on the server.

MapBuilder uses AJAX technology and will work most modern browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Navigator) using simple Javascript calls. your users will appreciate the speed and interactivity that AJAX introduces in the browser, and if you wish to extend the capabilities of mapBuilder itself you will find that the modular design makes this particularly easy.

Screenshot of Mapbuilder

Version 1.0RC1


Mapbuilder 1.0 RC 1 is out now.

Free download

Our mission is


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

We develop mapbuilder- lib, an open source library of browser based mapping widgets.

Key Features

  • OGC standard compliant including WFS-T
  • quick to deploy
  • fast and interactive
  • customisable and easy to extend
  • no plugins required
  • active development
  • open source and free license
  • access to huge amounts of free mapping
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