Open Source

Open Source Software

Astun Technology is the UK market leader for Enterprise solutions built on the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation products.

Seen as being more Agile than proprietary solutions, Open Source solutions can be extended to meet specific needs such as security or feature enhancements allowing you to get directly to the source.

We provide enterprise-ready, high-quality services such as Training, Support & Consultancy for your bespoke implementations or as a managed service all supported by Service Level Agreements.
Open Source Support

Why choose Astun?

Astun Technology is the UK market leader for Enterprise solutions built on OSGeo foundations. Astun provides enterprise-ready, high-quality services such as training, support and consultancy in GeoServer, GeoNetwork, PostGIS, QGIS, MapServer,OpenLayers & GDAL/OGR.


Open Source Citizen

Annually we generally contribute in excess of £10,000 to various Open Source projects as sponsorship and / or funding code development.

In additional we internally we generally contribute over 90 person days of our staff’s time in helping with events, code sprints, hacks and other activities.


Experts in Place

Our team of OSGeo experts and enthusiasts have over 250 years cumulative experience in the geospatial industry.

Access to our domain experts provides invaluable support for you and your business.


Training & Support

Astun offers AGI certified training courses on key OSGeo software applications to ensure you get the most out of your investment.

We provide Support in various packages and associated Service Level Agreements

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Designed for interoperability, GeoServer publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.


Expert support for a Utilities Provider

Astun were contacted by GoConnectIT to provide support for their contract to implement an INSPIRE SDI solution in the Netherlands. This required importing a complex application schema GML data to a PostGIS database and then displaying the data in styled maps using GeoServer to provide WMS maps in accordance with all the the required international standards.

Experts in Place

Access to our experts allowed the GoConnectIT domain experts to concentrate on the end solution.

Spatial Data Handling

Saved money by negating the need for internal training to understand spatial data handling.

Standardised Maps

GeoServer and SLD expertise allowed construction of standard maps for end users.

OGC Standards

Configured all WMS and WFS standards to support a wide range of client applications.


A cloud hosted GeoNetwork system to provide a single standards compliant (Gemini 2.3) metadata discovery portal with a publishing workflow to harvest records from the internal catalogue.


DEFRA publishes 8,000 datasets

Astun delivered the Environment Agency’s (EA) Metadata Catalogue in 2015. Subsequently a similar solution to the wider DEFRA network when the Secretary of State challenged DEFRA to publish 8000 datasets in a year.

User Interface

Better search, ability to refine/narrow by various criteria an a cleaner homepage.

Bulk Editing & API

Bulk editing & administrative functions / improved reporting available via the API.

Metadata Profiles

Development of GeoNetwork metadata plugins for Gemini 2.2 & 2.3 whilst giving input to the AGI Standards SIG.

Access Controls

440 users maintain over 8000 records, available (with access controls) to 3500 internal staff and the public.

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