geOrchestra is a complete Spatial Data Infrastructure solution.

It features a metadata catalog (GeoNetwork 4), an OGC server (GeoServer 2.18) with fine-grained access control (based on GeoFence), an advanced viewer and editor and many more (security and auth system based on proxy/CAS/LDAP, analytics, admin UIs, ...)


There are major and patch releases: * Major releases are supported during 12 months. * Migrating from one patch release to another does not require any configuration change. It is highly recommended.

Have a look at the version numbering scheme and the release notes for more information.


Depending on your goals and skills, there are several ways to install geOrchestra:

  • a docker composition, which pulls pre-built images from docker hub, is perfect for a quick start. Provided you have a good download speed and recent machine (8Gb required), you'll be up and running within 10 minutes. Read how to run geOrchestra on Docker here. Use the branch matching the target version (master for dev purposes).
  • a contributed ansible playbook allows you to spin an instance in a few minutes. This is probably the easiest way to create a small server, since it takes care of installing the middleware, fetching the webapps and configuring them. Same as above: use the branch matching target version.
  • debian packages are perfect to create complex production architectures, but you'll have to install and configure the middleware first. The community provides these packages on a "best effort" basis, with no warranty at all.
  • you could also use the generic wars with their "datadir", as an alternate method. The above packages provide both.
  • finally, building from the sources is also possible, but only relevant when customizations are needed. One gets custom WAR files, packages or docker images that can be deployed to dev, test, or production servers.

If you opt for the middleware setup by yourself, there are several optimizations, good practices and tutorials that are worth reading. Note that the minimum system requirement is 2 cores and 8Gb RAM, but we recommend at least 4 cores and 16 Gb RAM for a production instance. More RAM is of course better !


If you need more information, please ask on the geOrchestra mailing list.

For help setting up your instance, or for dev-related questions, use the #georchestra IRC channel or the dev/tech list.

If you found a bug or want to propose improvements and new features, please fill a new issue in the GitHub tracker.

If you want to report a security issue, please don't fill an issue. Instead, send a mail to, you will be later contacted for more details.


Additional information can be found in the website and in the following links: * catalog: standard GeoNetwork with a light customization, * viewer (aka mapstore): a robust, OGC-compliant webgis with editing capabilities, * geoserver: the reference implementation for many OGC web services, * geowebcache: a fast and easy to use tile cache, * geofence: optional, advanced OGC web services security, * analytics: admin-oriented module, a front-end to the ogc-server-statistics module, * console: also an admin-oriented module, to manage users and groups, * header: the common header which is used by all modules,