Welcome to Mapbuilder, a modern standards-based web mapping client . Supporting the Open Geospatial consortium(OGC) standards, it allows you to display interactive maps from many sources on your web pages from service using OGC Web Map Service (WMS) or the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS). WMS allows you to request maps as rendered images (normally JPEG, PNG or GIF) and WFS allows you to request and update geographic elements using XML which will then be rendered and manipulated using mapBuilder. mapBuilder can be used tousers to modify geographic features using their web browser and then update data on the mapping server using WFS.
As well as allowing you to access mapping from 3rd parties, you can use mapBuilder to request maps from your own mapping server. A number of excellent open source mapping servers are available, including GeoServer and MapServer, both of which offer mapping and geographic services using WMS and WFS. Using WFS in transaction mode (WFS-T) mapBuilder you can allow your users to add and update geographic features on the mapping database from their web browser.
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- 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