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  • From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna AT>
  • To: freegeocz AT
  • Subject: Re: [FreeGeoCZ] reference geoserver, mapserver
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 08:41:18 -0300

Hi Petr,

Thanks for this feedback. Great to hear of your use of MapServer for cartographic printing! Very cool.

True, people do like to click (gui).

Thanks again for sharing this, it's a great discussion that should happen more often, I think it's good for both projects to hear.


On 2019-06-15 7:18 AM, Petr Suk wrote:
Hi Jeff,

we didn't switched from mapserver to geoserver. We used to use mapserver occasionally as a WMS server together with mapproxy. Once we used it also to generate static cartographic map for printing, which I think is not typical case for MapServer :-)

In the same time we were using Geoserver for serving vector features to our CleverAnalytics platform (WFS). But new version of our platform is using MapBox vector tiles and just few old projects are still running with Geoserver.
Our colleagues from CleverFarm are still using Geoserver as a WMS/WFS server. But I don't know more details about their use cases.

Personally, I prefer Mapserver. I like it's configuration using mapfile. But have to say, I haven't used either of them for a long time and I have really little experience with Geoserver. Probably it's GUI can be the reason why some people prefer to work with it?


pá 14. 6. 2019 v 18:43 odesílatel Jeff McKenna <jmckenna AT <mailto:jmckenna AT>> napsal:

Hi Petr,

I'm curious to hear why you switched from MapServer; what was
lacking in
MapServer for your group to switch to GeoServer.  I am not criticizing,
in fact, from your response it will help see where MapServer needs
improvements :)

Cheers from Canada,


On 2019-06-14 10:38 AM, Petr Suk wrote:
> Ahoj,
> v CleverMaps také Geoserver.
> Dříve i Mapserver, ale ten aktuálně ne.
> Petr
> pá 14. 6. 2019 v 16:11 odesílatel Vojta Dubrovsky
> <vojtech.dubrovsky AT <mailto:vojtech.dubrovsky AT>
<mailto:vojtech.dubrovsky AT
<mailto:vojtech.dubrovsky AT>>> napsal:
>     Ahoj,
>     v Gisatu používáme Geoserver.
>     Vojtěch Dubrovský
>      > On 14 Jun 2019, at 11:20, Jachym Cepicky
>     <jachym.cepicky AT <mailto:jachym.cepicky AT>
<mailto:jachym.cepicky AT <mailto:jachym.cepicky AT>>>
>      >
>      > Ahoj všem,
>      >
>      > pokud ve své organizaci provozujete MapServer nebo
GeoServer (nebo
>      > něco jiného podobného), mohli byste prosím napsat?
Potřebovali bychom
>      > seznam referencí, kde už to provozují.
>      >
>      > Díky
>      >
>      > Jáchym
>      >
>      > --
>      > Jachym Cepicky
>      > e-mail: jachym.cepicky gmail com
>      > URL:
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-- Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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