Frequently Asked Questions


The list of supported formats can be split up in 2 categories: vector data and raster image data. All are accessed through so-called LayerModels, which are abstractions capable of accessing of the data underneath.

Vector based layer models:

  • Geotools : support for shape file, WFS (Web Feature Service), PostGIS, DB2, JDBC, ArcSDE, ...
  • Hibernate Spatial : support for PostGIS, Oracle, MySQL

Raster images models:

  • WMS : Support for Web Map Service.
  • Google : Supports the Google Maps (default, satellite and hybrid).
  • OSM : Supports the OpenStreetMaps rasters.

Geomajas 1.3.x has support for the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6 and higher
  • Mozilla FireFox 2.0 and 3.0
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari v 3.1.2

Geomajas has been built from the ground up, to make use of native browser technology. This means that you do not need any plugin to make it work, just your standard browser!

Also thanks to the FireFox and Safari support, geomajas runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Geomajas is a client-server solution. So this question has 2 answers, depending on what side of the equasion you are.

To run run the server, you need an application container, such as Tomcat and a Java runtime environment (jre 1.5 or higher)

The client is accessed through a web browser.