GeoServer is a Java-based open source server software that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. GeoServer supports all major data sources as well as open OGC standards. GeoServer is widely used and proven to operate well in many complex and high availability geographic information system.
OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) is an organization that has defined a number of open standards for GIS domain. Usually open source GIS applications are based on open standards defined by OGC and that makes them compatible with each other as well as easily extendable. GIS systems developed by Arbonaut are typically based on OGC standards.
MapServer is very efficient and light-weight open source server software for publishing geospatial data. MapServer offers the most important OGC interfaces like WMS, WFS, WMC, WCS, Filter Encoding, SLD, GML, SOS, OM. Through GDAL library, MapServer supports a large number of different spatial data formats. MapServer project is supported by OSGeo.
uDig (User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS) is a desktop GIS application efficiently enabling simultaneous usage of many spatial datasets. Application is based on Java technology and Eclipse framework and follows standard interfaces defined by OGC. Because uDig is an open source application, it is fully customizable and extendable and that makes it perfect platform for any custom GIS application. In uDig gallery you can find one of Arbonaut’s uDig based GIS applications.