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I am curious as to what GIS server software is out there. I have used a few different ones and am building a list of them. If you know of any others please mention it below because I would like to check it them out. I have listed the software that I am already aware of below.

GIS Server Software:
Name || Source || License
MapServer || Open || MIT-style license
GeoServer || Open || GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
TileStache || Open || BSD License
TileCache || Open || BSD license
Mapnik || Open || LGPL (Lesser General Public Licence)
ArcGIS for Server || Closed || ESRI
A Custom Server Built on GeoTools || Open || LGPL
MapZoom || Open || ???
GLG Map Server || Closed || ???
Deegree || Open || LGPL
Geomajas || Open || AGPL
Mapguide Open Source || Open ||LGPL
GeoMedia Map Publisher || Closed || Intergraph
MapViewer || Closed || Oracle
Mapbender || Open || GNU GPL and Simplified BSD license

Hopefully that list helps others who are also looking for options. Also if I have mistakenly added one please let me know. I haven't tried most of packages on the list so if you have used any of them please let me know if you would recommend it and how your experience with the software was.

Question 1: Do you know of any other GIS Map Service Software?

Question 2: How was your experience with a GIS Map Service Software package?

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If you have used GeoServer and liked it I would suggest trying out OpenGeo. Their dashboard make it worth my time to try out and I liked their software stack. –  dkroy Jul 22 '11 at 19:57
    
on a side note, where is the check box for CW posts? –  George Sep 22 '11 at 14:29
    
Note that mapguide open source has a LGPL license and that there is also a closed version: Audodesk Infrastructure Map Server –  johanvdw Sep 22 '11 at 15:14
    
Feel free to edit the text yourself, @johanvdw. It's a wiki. –  underdark Sep 22 '11 at 16:57

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QGIS Mapserver || Open || GPL

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Oh cool, I didn't realize they had a map server component. –  dkroy Jul 21 '11 at 22:18
    
They do indeed. Unfortunately I have no experience with it, but thought I'd add it to your list! –  Darren Cope Jul 22 '11 at 17:47
    
Not a problem, I am sure others wouldn't mind hearing any experiences that you have had with any of the existing ones. Either way thanks! –  dkroy Jul 22 '11 at 19:10

Manifold IMS || Closed || Manifold

Sorry, I don't have any experience with this one. Just trying to help build a complete list.

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No problem I appreciate the effort and please feel free to share any experiences with any of the existing items on the list, Thanks! –  dkroy Jul 22 '11 at 19:06

FME Server || Closed || Safe Software

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Another interesting one, I also wanted to make note of the fact that Mark works at Safe Software. So looks like we have our own community expert on the software package! –  dkroy Jul 22 '11 at 19:15

One place to look is on the OGC web site - http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products/byspec and then select which version of the WMS spec you are interested in. I don't know how reliable the list is as it filled in by the developers of the software but I'd expect that if you went to the effort of writing a WMS then you'd register it there.

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