MapServer Graduates OSGeo Incubation

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the MapServer project has graduated from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project with Steve Lime appointed as project representative (Vice President, MapServer).

MapServer is a web map server for building spatially enabled web applications. MapServer excels at rendering spatial data (maps, images, and vector data) for the Web, supporting a wide variety of geospatial input formats, and Web output formats. MapServer supports a pure CGI mode, as well as developing server applications in languages such as Python, Perl, Java and C#.

Graduating incubation includes requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance and license verification and general good project operation. Graduating incubation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users of the project added confidence in the viability and safety of the project (see

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About neteler

Markus Neteler , a founding-member of the (D-A-CH), (Italy), and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008-2016. Since then he is CEO of mundialis company located in Bonn, Germany, a startup specialized in open source development and massive data processing. He is author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Being passionate about Open Source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, coordinating its development since then.