MapServer Suite Products


Since the MapServer 6.0 release, the MapServer project includes a suite of Open Source products, to provide a full set of online mapping tools to the community. The MapServer Project Steering Committee maintains all of these products under the single umbrella of MapServer.


Developers looking to contribute to the GitHub projects should review MapServer’s GitHub guidelines

MapServer Core

The MapServer core source code, written in C, and consistently is one of the fastest and most configurable online mapping engines in the world.


As of MapServer 6.0, MapServer also includes powerful tile caching capabilities through the MapCache project.


As of MapServer 6.0, MapServer also includes the much needed ability to perform transactional requests (online editing of features) through the WFS specification, using the TinyOWS project.