Forum: MXD2map is released in version 1.0

Posted by: Stephan Holl
Date: 2011-11-09 09:30
Summary: MXD2map is released in version 1.0
Project: MXD2map


Osnabrück, Hamburg, 2011-11-07

MXD2map is a free converter for the generation of UMN MapServer-compatible Map files from ESRI ArcGIS MXD files. This program offers the possibility making the map design as usual in the ArcGIS Desktop GIS. A configuration file for UMN MapServer can be generated at the touch of a button. UMN MapServer provides the MXD project as an OGC-compliant WMS or WFS service. This provides a simple yet cost-effective way to publish existing spatial data including design requirements as WMS / WFS service.

"The realization of such a tool helps us tremendously in creation of OGC-compliant WMS services based on UMN MapServer. The usual work on the desktop with ArcGIS remains unaffected and the benefits of the fast UMN MapServer can be used easily for intranet/internet representation.", explains Jörg Gerdes, Head of IT of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) ( in Hamburg/Germany. The BSH has been ordered the initial development of MXD2map from Intevation GmbH.

The BSH is an agency within the German Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs with offices in Hamburg and Rostock. The BSH is an important maritime service provider of the federal government and provides the maritime geodata center for digital and analog (sea) map products.

Intevation is an independent IT service provider, which is consistently based on Free Software. The company consists of experts with the experience to develop cost-effective IT solutions and maintain it. For this purpose Free Software (also called "Open Source") is used and all results and all the necessary knowledge, including the source code, is passed to the client.

MXD2map is Free Software. It was released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (GNU LGPL) version 3.

A Windows installer and the source code are available on the website for download.

Further information can be found on the official website:

Contact at Intevation GmbH
Stephan Holl
Neuer Graben 17
49074 Osnabrück / Germany
+49 (0)541 33508 3663

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