MapServer

Steve LimeUMN Mapserver
MapServer is an open-source development environment for building spatially enabled internet applications.wikipedia
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Open Source Geospatial Foundation

OSGEOOpen Source Geospatial Foundation Web Mapping ServiceOSGeo foundation
Also, plans to establish the MapServer Foundation were scrapped; Instead, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was established to include MapServer and other open source GIS projects (which now includes MapGuide Open Source).
MapServer – Fast web mapping engine for publishing spatial data and services on the web; written in C.

Web Map Service

WMSmap servicesweb map
2002-06: MapServer 3.5 was rewritten, and added support for PostGIS and ArcSDE. Version 3.6 adds initial OGC WMS support.
MapServer

PostGIS

2002-06: MapServer 3.5 was rewritten, and added support for PostGIS and ArcSDE. Version 3.6 adds initial OGC WMS support.
MapServer (BSD)

Web mapping

online mapmappingmapping service
MapServer has had an important role in Web mapping history.
1997: UMN MapServer 1.0, Developed at the University of Minnesota (UMN) as Part of the NASA ForNet Project. Grew out of the need to deliver remote sensing data across the web for foresters.

List of geographic information systems software

GIS softwarefree, open-source GIS packagestypes of GIS software
MapServer – Written in C. Developed by the University of Minnesota.

GeoServer

GeoServer - an open-source server written in Java
MapServer

TopoQuest

TopoQuest - Topographic map viewer using the technology
Code was adapted from the MapServer project at the University of Minnesota.

Open-source software development

open-source developmentopen source software developmentopen-source
MapServer is an open-source development environment for building spatially enabled internet applications.

Common Gateway Interface

CGICGI scriptCGI scripting
It can run as a CGI program or via MapScript which supports several programming languages (using SWIG).

SWIG

Simplified Wrapper and Interface GeneratorSWIG (Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator)
It can run as a CGI program or via MapScript which supports several programming languages (using SWIG).

University of Minnesota

MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota, Twin CitiesMinnesota Golden Gophers
MapServer was originally developed by Steve Lime, then working at the University of Minnesota — so, it was previously referred to as "UMN MapServer", to distinguish it from commercial "map servers"; today it is commonly referred to as just "MapServer".

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)space program
MapServer was originally developed with support from NASA, which needed a way to make its satellite imagery available to the public. 1997-07: MapServer 1.0, Developed as Part of the NASA ForNet Project. Grew out of the need to deliver remote sensing data across the web for foresters.

Satellite imagery

satellite imagessatellite imagesatellite imaging
MapServer was originally developed with support from NASA, which needed a way to make its satellite imagery available to the public.

Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc.Autodesk IncFusion 360
In November 2005, Autodesk, the MapServer Technical Steering Committee Members, the University of Minnesota, and DM Solutions Group announced the creation of the MapServer Foundation.

Code

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With this announcement, Autodesk announced that its internet mapping application, MapGuide, would be developed as an open source application with all new code and be named "MapServer Enterprise".

MapGuide Open Source

MapGuide
Also, plans to establish the MapServer Foundation were scrapped; Instead, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was established to include MapServer and other open source GIS projects (which now includes MapGuide Open Source). With this announcement, Autodesk announced that its internet mapping application, MapGuide, would be developed as an open source application with all new code and be named "MapServer Enterprise".

Remote sensing

remote-sensingremotely sensedremote sensor
1997-07: MapServer 1.0, Developed as Part of the NASA ForNet Project. Grew out of the need to deliver remote sensing data across the web for foresters.

Forestry

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1997-07: MapServer 1.0, Developed as Part of the NASA ForNet Project. Grew out of the need to deliver remote sensing data across the web for foresters.

Map projection

projectionequal-areacartographic projection
1998-07: MapServer 2.0 released as final ForNET deliverable; added reprojection support (PROJ.4).

PROJ.4

1998-07: MapServer 2.0 released as final ForNET deliverable; added reprojection support (PROJ.4).

ArcSDE

SDE
2002-06: MapServer 3.5 was rewritten, and added support for PostGIS and ArcSDE. Version 3.6 adds initial OGC WMS support.

Open Geospatial Consortium

OGCOpen Geospatial Consortium (OGC)OGC Community
2002-06: MapServer 3.5 was rewritten, and added support for PostGIS and ArcSDE. Version 3.6 adds initial OGC WMS support.

SWF

.swfFlashFlash files
2003-07: MapServer 4.0, adds 24bit raster output support and support for SWF.

Anti-Grain Geometry

AGGAGG (anti-aliased rendering library)
2007-09: MapServer 5.0 released, introducing Anti-Grain Geometry (AGG) graphics library.