July 24, 2016
Today, we are excited to announce the release of MapSurfer.NET v.2.5 (beta). This release includes the results of a hard work which have been done over the last seven months.
This release is a milestone in the project's history. It introduces a bunch of new features that allow to design maps using a powerful stylesheet-like language [CartoCSS](https://github.com/mapbox/carto). One of the key goals of this release is to provide a powerful cartographic tool for interchanging and converting map styles from/to different mapping applications, for example [GeoServer](http://geoserver.org/), [Mapnik](http://mapnik.org/) or [MapServer](http://mapserver.org/), etc.
With support of CartoCSS, MapSurfer.NET Studio can now be considered as an alternative to popular tools such as [TileMill]( …