MapBuilder Info Sheet

This project has been retired in 2008! The resources and know-how live on in other OGSeo projects. Please check out OpenLayers, Mapbender, MapFish and GeoMajas. Read more about the retirement in the MapBuilder Report 2008


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Archive of MapBuilder's web pages


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

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


  • 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)
  • Easy to use
  • No plugins required
  • Fast and interactive - built using AJAX
  • Allows users to build their own maps, then save and share them, using Web Map Context (WMC) and Open Web Services Context
  • 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

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