What is Mapbender?

Welcome to Mapbender

The open source software Mapbender is a content management system for geospatial data services and map applications. With Mapbender you can create applications without writing a single line of code. Based on state-of-the-art technologies Mapbender is a flexible client for OGC services.

Mapbender is based on the frameworks Symfony, JQuery and OpenLayers.


What does Mapbender offer?


High user-friendliness

  • Modern web-based interfaces for user and administrators
  • Delivery with preconfigured applications for displaying, navigating and querying maps (OGC Services)
  • Administration of OGC Services in a Service repository. Individual configuration of Services in every application
  • Customization of applications to individual requirements via the web interface with a collection of customizable elements
  • The adaption of the designs can be done via customizable templates and CSS
  • Based on the integrated user management, individual applications, single functionality and services can be assigned to specific users or groups
  • Copy, import and export of applications


Maximum compatibility


Mobile application

  • Mapbender has its own template for mobile applications, which has been optimized for use on smartphones and tablets


More functionality

  • Digitalization: Mapbender makes it possible to create, retrieve and change geometry objects in the web browser.
  • Complex forms for data input can be generated. All is configured via the administration. Data source is SQL
  • Search: Configurable modules for creating searches via SQL or Solr
  • Web-based printing with customizable print templates and image export
  • WMC creation and handling
  • GPS positioning
  • And more nice features to discover
  • You can extend Mapbender with your own modules and additional functionality



Mapbender Demo

You find Mapbender demos and solutions at Mapbender demo. Mapbender can be used for a variety of different web mapping applications as can be seen in the Mapbender Gallery use cases and examples.



Version history of Mapbender

You will find the version history in the Mapbender documentation.



Download Mapbender


Download the source code, the logo and much more here.






Community Meetings

Mapbender user can share ideas and information via the mailing list and community meetings. We meet every year during FOSSGIS Conference. In addition we organize extended one day meetings.

Mapbender Community Meeting 10.10.2019 Bonn



FOSSGIS 2020 Freiburg



Freiburg (Germany)

FOSS4G-Konferenz Calgary



Calgary (Canada)

OSGeo Project

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