GeoMoose Graduates Incubation

News Date: 
6 Sep 2013

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the GeoMoose project has graduated from incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Brian Fischer , a long time member of the GeoMoose Project Steering Committee (PSC), has been appointed as Project Officer.

GeoMoose is an Open Source Web Client JavaScript Framework for displaying distributed GIS data. GeoMoose excels at creating a useful web-based GIS application for those who need something that works without any programming experience. The GeoMoose demo (available on the GeoMoose website) contains a fully operating web-based property viewer. It can render, investigate, and even edit layers without the need to write a single line of code.

GeoMoose is written using JavaScript and HTML. XML configuration files are used to allow configuration too meet the needs of a variety of common web-based GIS viewers. Besides the viewer, GeoMoose also comes prepackaged with a number of built in geospatial services written in PHP. These services add the ability to perform drill-down identify operations, selection operations, and search data sets. GeoMoose leverages other open source projects such as MapServer, OpenLayers, Proj4js and Dojo Toolkit to take advantage of other project’s hard work that has went into those projects.

Graduating incubation includes fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.

As officially sanctioned software, GeoMoose will be a featured project on the OSGeo website and joins MapServer ( as only the second program with Minnesota origins to be endorsed by OSGeo. GeoMoose software is downloadable for free, and is useable based on a MIT open source license.

Congratulations to the GeoMoose community!