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GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.

Being a community-driven project, GeoServer is developed, tested, and supported by a diverse group of individuals and organizations from around the world.

GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards, as well as a high performance certified compliant Web Map Service (WMS), compliant Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) and implementing Web Processing Service (WPS). GeoServer forms a core component of the Geospatial Web.


GeoServer licensed under the GPL.


Please refer to the user guide for information on how to install and use GeoServer.


GeoServer uses Apache Maven for a build system. To build the application run maven from the src directory.

% mvn clean install

See the developer guide for more details.


GeoServer uses JIRA, hosted by CodeHaus, for issue tracking.

Mailing Lists

The mailing list page on the GeoServer web site provides access to the various mailing list, as well as some indication of the code of conduct when posting to the lists


Please read the contribution guidelines before contributing pull requests to the GeoServer project.

More Information

Visit the website or read the docs.

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