GeoServer is a is a Java-based software server that allows users to view and edit geospatial data.

GeoServer allows you to display your spatial information to the world implementing the Web Map Service (WMS) standard.

GeoServer can create maps in a variety of output formats. OpenLayers, a free mapping library, is integrated into GeoServer, making map generation quick and easy. GeoServer is built on GeoTools, an open source Java GIS toolkit.

GeoServer also conforms to the Web Feature Service (WFS) standard, which permits the actual sharing and editing of the data that is used to generate the maps. Others can incorporate your data into their websites and applications, freeing your data and permitting greater transparency.

More information about GeoServer can be found at the website

or contact DMSNZ to talk to us about using the application in your organisation.


GeoServer has no associated licensing costs as it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. GeoServer is part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).