WiseMapping Open Source

What is WiseMapping Open Source?

WiseMapping is a free web based mind map product. The goal of this project is to provide a high quality product that can be deployed by enterprises, educational and academic institutions. WiseMapping is based on the same code product supporting


Why Open Source ?

In the last years, we have received hundred of mails from different persons asking for:

  • Integrating with their sites
  • Deploying a private instance of
  • Participating in the development of the site

All this make us wonder “Why if we share our product to all this people and invite them to participate with us in this journey ?” . Well, this is :)


WiseMapping has been development mainly in Java and JavaScript.  The following diagram represents a high level overview of the product


WiseMapping is a Java Web 2.0 application to create and share mind maps.
Some of the features worth mentioning:
Mindmap Editor:
  • Add/Modify/Delete topics.
  • Topcis Drag and Drop
  • Change topics shapes.
  • Change topic colors.
  • Change topic fonts.
  • Change topic border.
  • Insert icons.
  • Insert notes.
  • Insert HTTP Links.
  • Zoom In/ Zoom out.
  • Auto saving
  • History recovery
  • Simple layout
Collaborative Features:
  • User’s Personal space of his own mind maps.
  • Ability to invite others to view and/or collaborate with his own mind maps.
User Personal Space:
  • User can create an account and modify account setting.
  • User can create mind maps he created and have been shared with him.
  • Maps displayed in order based on different categories
  • Print mind maps.
  • Import from  Freemind 0.9.x
  • Export Freemind, PDF, SVG, Image File
  • Embeddable mind map viewer.
Technical details
  • Java Development Kit 6 or higher
  • Languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Chinese, Italian
  • Tested on the following Web Application containers.
    • Tomcat 6 or higher
    • Jetty 7 or higher
  • Supported databases:
    • MySQL
    • HyperSQL
  • Browsers
    • Chrome
    • Firefox 14 of higher
    • Explorer 8 or higher
    • Safari
    • Opera
  • LDAP Security Integration
  • Fully based on REST Services


WiseMapping Open Source

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