Mapbender InfoSheet


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Mapbender is the tip of the iceberg, a meta layer of software providing access to the OSGeo SDI stack.

The end-user interfaces are highly focused, only showing the required functionality, making is easy to use. At the same time, it is possible to create full-fledged interfaces with security proxying, digitizing, auto snapping and more.

Management interfaces empower administrators who need to maintain and categorize map and feature services and grant access to individuals, groups and other services. Adherence to standardized services, such as WMS and transactional WFS, allows them to take advantage of interoperable services from various server platforms.

Developers can easily implement additional functionality and make it available to the user community. Mapbender development is managed via mailing lists and a named user wiki. Change requests are managed publicly and new functionality is announced in a release plan.

Development uses version management tools (SVN) and allows for backward compatibility. Future development will focus on implementing best practices for web mapping front ends, a common goal shared with sister project OpenLayers.

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  • Software and management services for mapping of OGC web services architectures
  • Implements the latest web technologies using PHP, JavaScript and XML
  • Provides a data model and interfaces for displaying, navigating and querying OGC compliant map services
  • Authentication and authorization services
  • Security proxy functionality
  • Management interfaces for user, group and service administration

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