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Could you describe your experiences from one or the other. I've done a lot of searching and it seems more people use Mapserver but there are many people really like MapGuide a lot... Mapguide also seems to be a little behind on documentation... Latest version of documentation is 2.0 and the official release is 2.2. I've tried doing the tutorials but they seem to be behind and break, or don't work at all for the new version of MGOS.

I guess my question is... What one do you recommend for an enterprise system?

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Geoserver works well too. –  Mapperz Jul 8 '11 at 21:06
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Best engineering practice is to base software recommendations on functional specifications: that is, by considering what the intended use of the software is (among other things). I'm not sure that "enterprise system" is specific enough to clearly indicate one solution versus another, because how an organization uses geographic data depends on the nature of those data and what decisions the organization intends to make with them. You might therefore receive more specific and appropriate replies if you could disclose a little more about the intended application(s). –  whuber Jul 8 '11 at 21:14
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I agree with whuber's considerations. I would add that another important factor is the GIS related expertise, or know-how, already present in the organization. Let us say that there are workers with experience with MapServer, but little or none with MapGuide (or MapGuide). This would give, in my opinion, MapServer (or MapGuide) a significative advantage. –  dariapra Jul 8 '11 at 21:39
    
you should be clear about which mapguide MGOS or MGEnt. OS (opensource) or Paid-For –  Brad Nesom Jul 10 '11 at 4:06
    
So suppose an organization had no experience with either product. How would one decide which to use? –  Aren Cambre Dec 1 '11 at 1:55
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