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[http://www.mapbender.org/ Mapbender] is a backend for client development and deployment with multi-client capable user management and security framework for OGC standardized services. The main point of information is the managed Wiki at http://www.mapbender.org/. Find all further information there.  
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[[Image:Mapbender3_application.png|thumb|right|Mapbender application]]
  
== OSGeo Incubation and Graduation ==
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== Summary ==
Mapbender is an officially graduated OSGeo Project. Read the Mapbender Incubation Process Documentation and Rovenance review:
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Mapbender is a web based geoportal framework to publish, register, view, navigate, monitor and grant secure access to spatial data infrastructure services.
* [[Mapbender Incubation Progress]]
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* [[Mapbender Provenance Review]]
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Read more about the Incubation Process on the [[Incubation Committee]] page. Find more details of incubation efforts of all OSGeo Projects on the [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Category:Incubation category] page.
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The open source software Mapbender is a content management system for geospatial data services and map applications. With Mapbender, you can create applications without writing a single line of code. Based on state-of-the-art technologies, Mapbender is a flexible client for OGC services.
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The software is implemented in PHP and JavaScript and licensed under MIT.
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* Project page for Mapbender: https://www.mapbender.org/
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* Mailing lists: https://www.mapbender.org/?q=en/community
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* Issue Tracker for Mapbender: https://github.com/mapbender/mapbender/issues
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* Code repository on GitHub: https://github.com/mapbender
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* OSGeo Project Page: https://www.osgeo.org/projects/mapbender/
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* Mapbender on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mapbender
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* Mapbender on Open Hub: https://www.openhub.net/p/mapbender
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== Functionality ==
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Mapbender is an SDI back end to create and maintain web based spatial applications.
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End-user interfaces can be compiled from a broad selection of preconfigured modules based on [[JQuery Spatial | jQuery]] and [[OpenLayers]]. Mapbender can be used to create highly focused light clients with a minimum set of modules as well as fully fledged applications with OWS security proxy, log module, digitizing with auto snapping, catalog and metadata editor components, monitoring and much more functionality.
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[[Image:Mapbender admin interface.png|thumb|right|Screenshot of administration module]]
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Management interfaces help to maintain and monitor mapping and feature resources in a metadata catalog and grant access to individuals and groups. Adherence to standards, such as OGC WMS and transactional OGC WFS, make Mapbender agnostic to different brands of server software and allows to take advantage of interoperable services from various platforms.
  
 
== Community ==
 
== Community ==
Mapbender has its roots in Germany and is still mostly being used in German language countries, increasingly also all over Europe. In an effort to better coordinate development all current core commiters and power contributors met in Bonn to discuss the roadmap, current issues, code conventions, use of libraries, etc. in Bonn, Germany. The agenda and first results can be found  on the corresponsing Wiki page.
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Mapbender code is implemented and maintained by developers from a diverse background and different companies.
* [[Mapbender Development Sprint Spring 07]]
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Join the community:
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* Subscribe to the [https://www.mapbender.org/?q=en/community mailing list].
  
The development team is interested in connecting more with the international developer community. One hurdle is the language barrier and the fact that most developers work and live within a 200km radius in Germany. This makes meeting easy but makes connecting with more remote people more difficult. Efforts have been done to open communication to the "rest of the world" by at least keeping the developer's list in English language and starting up an IRC channel but there time zones make it hard to communicate.
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== Demo and Gallery ==
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Use a sample Mapbender application in the Mapbender demo or look up specialized applications in the Mapbender Gallery.
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* [https://mapbender.org/en/node/9 Mapbender Demo and Gallery]
  
It is virtually impossible to prevent the user's list to communicate in German a lot as most people involved talk German as their mother tongue and English only as an unfamiliar foreign language. Even the communication between Bulgarians, Polish, Hungarian, Italian and Dutch users oftentimes is easier in German than in English. This fact is sometimes hard to convey to English native speakers. Funny enough another foucs of activity is in South America (Spanish and Portuguese) due to tutorials conducted there and partnerships with university and companies there.
 
  
Each and every chance to meet with other Mapping Client projects is being taken (be it FOSS4G, Where 2.0, personal contacts, etc.) but it was never really possible to really do more than shake hands and promising to be friendly. Hopefully to OpenLayers integration will open up interst in Mapbender to a broader international community.
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Latest revision as of 05:42, 12 February 2020

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Mapbender application

Summary

Mapbender is a web based geoportal framework to publish, register, view, navigate, monitor and grant secure access to spatial data infrastructure services.

The open source software Mapbender is a content management system for geospatial data services and map applications. With Mapbender, you can create applications without writing a single line of code. Based on state-of-the-art technologies, Mapbender is a flexible client for OGC services.

The software is implemented in PHP and JavaScript and licensed under MIT.

Functionality

Mapbender is an SDI back end to create and maintain web based spatial applications.

End-user interfaces can be compiled from a broad selection of preconfigured modules based on jQuery and OpenLayers. Mapbender can be used to create highly focused light clients with a minimum set of modules as well as fully fledged applications with OWS security proxy, log module, digitizing with auto snapping, catalog and metadata editor components, monitoring and much more functionality.

Screenshot of administration module

Management interfaces help to maintain and monitor mapping and feature resources in a metadata catalog and grant access to individuals and groups. Adherence to standards, such as OGC WMS and transactional OGC WFS, make Mapbender agnostic to different brands of server software and allows to take advantage of interoperable services from various platforms.

Community

Mapbender code is implemented and maintained by developers from a diverse background and different companies.

Join the community:

Demo and Gallery

Use a sample Mapbender application in the Mapbender demo or look up specialized applications in the Mapbender Gallery.