MapGuide Open Source
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2011)|
|Initial release||November 2005|
|Stable release||2.6.0 / August 2, 2014|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows; some support for Linux|
|Platform||32-bit , 64-bit|
MapGuide Open Source is a web-based map-making platform that enables users to quickly develop and deploy web mapping applications and geospatial web services. The application was introduced as open source by Autodesk in November 2005, and the code was contributed to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation in March 2006 under the GNU LGPL.
MapGuide was first introduced as Argus MapGuide in 1995 by Argus Technologies in Calgary, Alberta. In the fall of 1996, Autodesk acquired Argus Technologies and within a few months the first release under the Autodesk brand was introduced, Autodesk MapGuide 2.0. The software progressed through a number of releases leading up to the current Autodesk MapGuide 6.5. To this day MapGuide 6.5 and previous releases are known for ease of deployment, rapid application development, data connectivity, scalability, and overall performance.
In spring 2004 a team of developers at Autodesk began work on what is now MapGuide Open Source. Their goals were to retain all of the best aspects of MapGuide 6.5 while also meeting the goals set out above. The project was then submitted to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation in March 2006 under the LGPL license.
- Spatial Data File, the native file format for MapGuide
- Bray, Robert (2008). "Chapter 7: MapGuide Open Source". Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling. Advances in Geographic Information Science. Volume 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 131–152. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74831-1.
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