Friday, December 12, 2008

MapFish and GeoExt, the story

MapFish has been announced at FOSS4G 2007 and encountered a very big interest in the community of users and developers. Very high end features has come out on the server and client sides.
We have seen strong signs from the community that MapFish should and could be used to build web mapping application in an even wider range than today.
And, at FOSS4G 2008 discussions with the community about the possibilities to use MapFish technology occured. This showed the maturity and pertinence of MapFish. Because of that, the MapFish community decided to wider the use of the core technology of MapFish to other areas that could need it. MapFish team, with other community members decided to launch and contribute to GeoExt to achieve this goal.
This clearly puts MapFish at a leader place as OS framework to build high end webmapping applications.

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