Developer’s Corner: MapStore 1.5.1 released with Mobile Android Version!


We are proud to announce the MapStore 1.5.1 release.

This is the latest official release of MapStore, the simple and intuitive way to create, save and share maps.
MapStore is based on the GeoExplorer Open Source framework and is licensed under the GPL license.

You can get MapStore as: 

Here is a list of the most important improvements included in this release:

  • #138 Introduce limits in servicebox
  • #152 Merge MapManager and MapComposer source trees
  • #155 Add final reference link for WPS async request
  • #227 Write doc for sphinx documentation build
  • #266 Text style component
  • #271 Help Plugin
  • #281 SpatialSelectorField Form Widget for MapStore
  • #285 Overview Plugin
  • #286 Make the Navigation Toolbar Icons bigger and more visible
  • #287 Make MapManager open maps into a tab rather than in an IFrame
  • #288 Fixes for MapManager ‘de’ translation
  • #292 Improve the Embed Link functionalities
  • #293 Fix sub-components layout in BBOXQueryForm
  • #299 Allow display of google maps messages and labels in current locale
  • #312 Spanish translation

If you need further info look at the complete list of included issues and the MapStore 1.5 Release Notes.

With MapStore you can mashup contents from Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, MapQuest, Bing or specific WMS services provided by you or third party content providers.
MapStore uses internally GeoStore, (the GeoSolutions Open Source engine for resource storing and retrieving) for managing users as well as maps definitions. Moreover MapStore uses Http-proxy to communicate with remote servers, such as the third party WMS services used in your maps.

Visit our online demo or download the MapStore binary, read the Quick Start guide and start to create and share your own maps. If you need more info, please check to the complete documentation wiki.

With this release you can also try  the new  Android MapStore Mobile version. You can get it via the GRCode below:


Here a list of features of this application:

Local Database

  • Browse the local database and add layers to the map
  • Spatial Query on the local database
  • features that intersects a Bounding box
  • features that intersects a Circle (width center coordinates and radius size)
  • features that intersects Point (with a configurable buffer)
  • features that intersects a Polygon



  • shape
  • fill color and opacity
  • border color and opacity


  • dashing style
  • line color and opacity


  • Border color, dashing style and Opacity
  • fill color and opacity
  • Max and Min zoom level to display the features.
  • Decimation factor


  • Draw my position on the map
  • Follow my position


  • Offline background and usage of spatialite database

Online Maps

  • Allows to load maps and add WMS Layers from any MapStore Instance on the web.
  • Smart network usage grouping requests to the same WMS servers.
Happy mapping to everybody!
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The GeoSolutions team,