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.

Core Contributors

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.

Boundless (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.
GeoSolutions (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.

Experienced Providers

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.

LISAsoft (Australia) provides commercial support and training 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.

Additional Services

Anyone can add themselves here as someone who offers any kind of service related to GeoServer. Once they are recognized as valuable members of the community we will upgrade them to experienced providers or core contributors.

Camptocamp offers a complete software service package including research and development, consulting, customized project development, training (certified training institution) and support. Camptocamp is a European reference in the area of open source software focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Its team consists of highly qualified and quality-driven professionals, who inspire, master and challenge open source solutions.
Alkante company is one of the French leaders in geoInformatics, it is specialized in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Alkante's double core business consists in GIS technologies consulting and GIS solutions development and integration. In particular, Alkante develops applications making data capture, treatment and geographic data diffusion easier.
Envitia supplies geospatial software solutions for mission critical systems within government and defense. Envitia helps organizations to make use of geospatial intelligence in critical operational environments through an open systems approach and complements its high performance, specialist software with open source products. Envitia is at the forefront of development and support of open source software, including GeoNetworks, Quantum GIS and the OpenGeo Suite. Envitia have supplemented our expertise in this area with a partnership with OpenGeo.
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.

Astun Technology 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.

terrestris is a spatial service provider that uses GeoServer as one of the columns of their Open Source WebGIS-framework SHOGun focussed on WMS, WMTS, WFS-T and WPS. Around this framework terrestris offers consulting, customized project development, training, maintenance and support for all components of the complete Open Source software stack. terrestris has introduced and is accompanying and supporting many Geoserver installations in large industries and public administrations mainly in Germany. terrestris is also business partner of both major GeoServer-contributing companies Boundless and Geosolutions.