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Open Source Mapserver Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Mapserver is OpenMapTiles. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Mapserver and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Mapserver are PostGIS, GRASS GIS, SAGA GIS and GeoServer.

Mapserver alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GIS Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mapserver.
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  1. OpenMapTiles icon

    OpenMapTiles

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    20 alternatives to OpenMapTiles 

    OpenMapTiles is a set of open-source tools for self-hosting of OpenStreetMap maps in more than 50 languages. It provides both raster as well as vector tiles, WMS and WMTS services for GIS programs, support for JavaScript viewers and mobile SDK.

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    PostGIS

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    18 alternatives to PostGIS 

    PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information systems (GIS), much like ESRIs SDE...

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    GRASS GIS

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    36 alternatives to GRASS GIS 

    GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source, free software (FOSS) Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological, vector, image processing, and visualization functionality.

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    Attribute table manager under the Tcl/Tk GUI
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    SAGA GIS

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    31 alternatives to SAGA GIS 

    SAGA - System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses - is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software with immense capabilities for geodata processing and analysis. SAGA is programmed in the object oriented C++ language and supports the implementation of new functions with a...

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    GeoServer

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    16 alternatives to GeoServer 

    The reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortiums WFS and WMS services, GeoServer is a full featured open source software server written in Java that allows users to query, visualize, combine, edit and publish spatial data over the web.

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    Map3

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    48 alternatives to Map3 

    Map3 is a decentralised map network that is impartial, secure and extremely robust. It is free from control, free to participate, free base map. It is built to be governed by the Map3 community where individuals and organisations can host Map3 nodes.

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    1.  DecentralizedMap3 is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  7. Mapnik icon

    Mapnik

    • FreeOpen Source
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    14 alternatives to Mapnik 

    Mapnik is a Free Toolkit for developing mapping applications. Above all Mapnik is about making beautiful maps. It is easily extensible and suitable for both desktop and web development. - C++/Python GIS toolkit

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    uDig

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    34 alternatives to uDig 

    uDig is a GIS software program produced by a community led by Canadian-based consulting company Refractions Research. It is based on the Eclipse platform and features full layered open source GIS. It is written in Java and released under GNU Lesser General Public License.

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    Taaka, developed using uDig by Arbonaut for Finnish Forest and Park Services
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    ESRI Geoportal Server

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    12 alternatives to ESRI Geoportal Server 

    Esri Geoportal Server is a free, open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including datasets, rasters, and Web services.

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  10. GeoNode

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    21 alternatives to GeoNode 

    GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI).

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