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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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==Summary==
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* Project Page: http://www.mapbender.org/
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* Mailing List: http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Mapbender_Mailing_Lists
  
== OSGeo Incubation and Graduation ==
 
Mapbender is an officially graduated OSGeo Project. Read the Mapbender Incubation Process Documentation and Rovenance review:
 
* [[Mapbender Incubation Progress]]
 
* [[Mapbender Provenance Review]]
 
  
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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== Gallery ==
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Get an impression how Mapbender can look like and what you can do with Mapbender:
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* [http://www.mapbender.org/Mapbender_Gallery Mapbender Gallery]
  
== 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.
 
* [[Mapbender Development Sprint Spring 07]]
 
  
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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== Functionality ==
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Mapbender is the tip of the iceberg, a meta layer of software providing access to the OSGeo SDI stack.
  
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.  
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The end-user interfaces are highly focused, only showing the required functionality, making is easy to use. At the same time, it is possible to create full-fledged interfaces with security proxying, digitizing, auto snapping and more.
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Management interfaces empower administrators who need to maintain and categorize map and feature services and grant access to individuals, groups and other services. Adherence to standardized services, such as WMS and transactional WFS, allows them to take advantage of interoperable services from various server platforms.
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== Community ==
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Mapbender has its roots in Germany and is still mostly being used in German language countries, but more and more Mapbender spreads all over the world.
  
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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You can the join community:
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* add a new mapbender user to the [http://wms.wheregroup.com/mapbender/frames/login.php?name=mb&password=mb&mb_user_myGui=mapbender_user Mapbender user Map]
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* subscribe to the [http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Mapbender_Mailing_Lists mailing list]
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* [http://www.mapbender.org Get a wiki account] and help to let the mapbender documentation grow.
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* [http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Category:Developer become a developer]
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* present you Mapbender solution to the community or on fairs

Revision as of 13:42, 16 February 2009

Summary


Gallery

Get an impression how Mapbender can look like and what you can do with Mapbender:


Functionality

Mapbender is the tip of the iceberg, a meta layer of software providing access to the OSGeo SDI stack.

The end-user interfaces are highly focused, only showing the required functionality, making is easy to use. At the same time, it is possible to create full-fledged interfaces with security proxying, digitizing, auto snapping and more.

Management interfaces empower administrators who need to maintain and categorize map and feature services and grant access to individuals, groups and other services. Adherence to standardized services, such as WMS and transactional WFS, allows them to take advantage of interoperable services from various server platforms.


Community

Mapbender has its roots in Germany and is still mostly being used in German language countries, but more and more Mapbender spreads all over the world.

You can the join community: