MapSurfer.NET is a framework for rendering and publishing geospatial data to a map. It was developed by Maxim Rylov (User:Runge). The framework provides an opportunity to be used both in desktop and web applications. MapSurfer.NET is based on some standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (e.g. Styled Layer Descriptor, Symbology Encoding, etc.) and has a lot of custom extensions. Two different types of web services can be used to publish maps to the web. They are Web Map Service (WMS) and Tile Map Service (TMS). Note that only basic functionality is implemented in both services. MapSurfer.NET web map services can be hosted in different web servers like Internet Information Services (IIS) or UltiDev. The framework currently runs on both Windows and Linux platforms. On Windows it requires .NET Framework 4.5 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable to be installed. In case of Linux, Mono platform is required.
- You can visit OpenMapSurfer to see map samples based on OSM geo-data.
- You can also discuss the framework here on the wiki.
- Some stuff can be found on github.com via https://github.com/MapSurferNET
- More detailed information and binaries of the framework can be found on the following web site.
 London streets
 Rostock 3D buildings
 Mount Etna
 Contour lines