Monthly Archives: April 2010

Increasing GeoServer performance and stability with flow control

Putting a public OGC server in production can be a daunting task.  Dynamic web GIS requests (be they WMS or WFS) consume significantly more resources than a regular web site, making the service quite demanding in terms of memory, CPU, and bandwith consumption. When a service becomes popular, requests start fighting for limited resources and […]

GeoServer helps you get a job

The opportunities available to those with experience in GeoServer seem to be growing all the time.  As more organizations rely on GeoServer for their applications they seek people who already have experience working with the software.  The best kind of experience is being able to point to actual involvement in the project, so I encourage […]

SLD Cookbook

Styling map layers in GeoServer can be challenging. While there are some ways to craft map layers without ever needing to look at Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) code, there are some who don’t want an intermediary and want to code with SLD directly. For those, there are few options: 1. Read the OGC SLD 1.0 […]

Styling GeoServer Layers with CSS

GeoServer users have a lot to wrap their heads around. We need to optimize our servlet containers, determine projections for all those broken shapefiles, and remember to fill out layer metadata. One issue in particular that comes up again and again is difficulty with creating SLD files to style maps. It is hardly surprising that […]

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