[mapserver-dev] GeoServer superseeding MapServer in Europe?

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Jul 7 14:07:29 EDT 2010

Hi Daniel,

I think there are a few reasons:

1) Java fits in better with existing IT infrastructures
2) Geoserver's strong and ongoing support for WFS, especially the application schemas, which are needed for INSPIRE
3) The admin tool

I think you can probably also read some of the reasons of why the Dutch government chose Geoserver, around page 46 in the following document (it also contains a section on Mapserver):


Best regards,

On Jul 7, 2010, at 7:58 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Hi Bart,
> I saw that you tweeted the following this morning:
> "bartvdeijnden: #Geoserver is superseding #Mapserver at least here in
> Europe and I am starting to switch mentally as well (as an early adopter
> of Mapserver)"
> Would you care to please elaborate on the reasons you see for this, and
> perhaps guide us on what we can do to help this situation?
> I can't imagine that the slower pace of new developments and releases of
> the last year or two is the only reason for that (or is it?). Your
> feedback and thoughts would be much welcome.
> Daniel
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