GeoServer Commercial Support
Being a long standing and mature project there are a number of organizations in the
GeoServer community that offer commercial support.
Support for Open Source
One inaccurate myth about Open Source is the idea that you can't get high quality
support. The general open source way of finding support is to fully read the
documentation, read all the FAQ's, and then jump on irc, or post to lists or newsgroups
. Most of the time you will actually get a faster and more helpful response than from
a normal commercial support center. Your questions will actually be answered by the
developers who write the software and users who may have encountered similar problems.
The common mis-perception about open source software is that the responses from lists is all you can get. That is far from the case, as there are a number of companies willing to provide commercial grade support at commercial cost. You can get a support package that is just like that which comes with any high priced software, even be able to call up a person.
A variety of organizations can assist directly with installations, configurations, customizations, and telephone support. The ones found on this page have been most involved with GeoServer, and as more companies are contributing to GeoServer the network is growing. This model can be much more effective than a normal commercial
model since you pay directly for what you get, in an open marketplace.
The organizations listed here are recognized as being closest to the core development of GeoServer, and as such are usually the best to go to for support. They are close enough to the codebase to know what is possible, and to ensure that any improvement to be made to GeoServer gets done in the right way. This can minimize your risk greatly.
(US) works to ensure that the geospatial community reaps the benefits of open source. Formerly the geospatial division of OpenPlans, Boundless started GeoServer in 2001, and continues to be
leader in the community. Boundless employs experts from the open source geospatial community and the broader geospatial field who recognize the power and momentum of open source on the future of the industry. For more information contact
Boundless or visit the website for information about GeoServer and Boundless Suite support.
(Italy) is a company with a strong commitment to providing innovative, robust, cost-effective geospatial solutions employing cutting edge technologies. GeoSolutions associates are members of the project steering committee, as well as GeoTools and GeoNetwork ones. GeoSolutions area of expertise lies in raster management, coordinate transformations and referencing, advanced map rendering, web processing services, spatial database access, vector data access, and OGC and ebRIM catalog management. For more information please get in touch with Simone Giannecchini or Andrea Aime in the GeoSolutions contact page
The commercial providers in this category have not done major contributions directly to the GeoServer project, but they are trusted as reliable organizations with experience around GeoServer. They are more recommended for those looking for local support, and can grow to become core contributors.
(Australia) provides commercial support
for GeoServer (including a full stack of geospatial software). LISAsoft staff have a breadth of experience with GeoServer, including contributing code, and publishing releases. Supporting GeoServer users with deploying, configuring and optimizing GeoServer, app-schema and GeoWebCache. For more information please get in touch via the LISAsoft contact page
The Where Group
(Germany), has worked extensively with GeoServer installations, integrating GeoServer through WMS and WFS-T with the Open Source Mapbender
client. They are the recommended GeoServer provider for Germany, for installations, training and consultation services. See their Consultation Page
for more information.
Transient Software Limited
is a New Zealand based provider of software development and support services with expertise in scientific, environmental, and geospatial applications. Transient contributes to GeoServer and GeoTools development and is well positioned to implement features to meet your business needs. For more information please contact Transient
is the UK market leader for Enterprise solutions built on OSGeo
foundations. Astun provides enterprise-ready, high-quality services
such as training, support and consultancy in GeoServer, GeoNetwork,
PostGIS, QGIS, MapServer,OpenLayers & GDAL/OGR. Over 60 organisations
rely on Astun to support their endeavours including Government
Agencies, Local Authorities, National Parks, Blue Light Services,
Social Housing, Utility companies and other commercial organisations.
Astun is actively involved in the OSGeo community employing well known
members including Antony Scott, Jo Cook, Ian Turton, Matt Walker and
Mike Saunt. Our team of OSGeo experts and enthusiasts have over 250
years cumulative experience in the geospatial industry and Astun
encourages and supports staff in volunteering and contributing within
the Open Source, Open Data and humanitarian mapping communities.