About petiole                                                                                          

petiole is an Open Source leaflet map server. It allows you to create, manage, develop and leaflet maps to virtually any platform.

‘petiole’ (botany), is the the bit of a plant that sprouts the the leaf and joins it to the stem.

And that is what petiole Leaflet Map Server does – creates Leafletjs maps and connects them to virtually any platform.

Maps can be created “free hand” or via CSV table or via code (SDKs).

Maps can be deployed as HTML, iframe, URL (public or password-protected), BootStrap, or via integrated API plugins for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and Omeka

petiole also has free SDKs for iOS, Android, Windows, nodejs, PHP, and python. Develop for mobile, we and desktop!

petiole requires only a LAPP stack (Linux, Apache, PHP,  and PostgreSQL) and GDAL.

petiole can be run on a shared hosting account or VPS or scaled out to virtually any dimensions.

If you don’t wish to run the entire server yourself, we have a public cloud as well as a list of petiole hosting providers.