GeoServer is a Java-based Open Source software map server that enables the sharing and editing of geospatial data on the Internet via open standards. It implements the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Mapping Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards. It can serve data that can be displayed on common mapping client applications such as ArcMap, Google Maps, Google Earth, Yahoo Maps, and Microsoft Virtual Earth as well as Open Source applications such as OpenLayers and MapServer. It can also read a variety of open and proprietary data formats including PostGIS, ESRI ArcSDE, shapefiles, MySQL, GeoTIFF, and JPEG2000 to name a few.

Technical Expertise Required: 
Basic programming skills
Windows, Mac, Linux