Author Archives: Andrea Aime

GeoServer 2.0, now in beta

The GeoServer Team is happy to announce GeoServer 2.0-beta1, the first beta release of the 2.0 series. The primary focus of version 2.0 is the new user interface. This interface addresses many suggestions for usability improvements, including paging and filtering of lists of information, batch removal of layers, and the elimination of the Submit-Apply-Save workflow. […]

GeoServer chart extension

Business reporting is a common need in various organisations. Most of the time, it is built upon tables and simple charts, such as pie or bar charts. Yet, sometimes, you need to add an extra dimension into it, in particular, geographic distribution. In some cases a thematic map does the job nicely, but if you […]

Dynamic Symbolizers (Part 2)

In our previous post on dynamic symbolizers, we saw how we can generate dynamic external symbolizers based on feature attributes using only a simple style (SLD). Today we’ll see two other features of dynamic symbolizers, namely: using decorative TrueType fonts as markers in your map Programing your own dynamic symbolizer to extend existing ones, with […]

Dynamic Symbolizers (Part 1)

When GeoServer 1.7.0 was released in October of 2008, it included some new features that many people might find useful.  One of those new features is support for dynamic symbolizers. Dynamic symbolizers, which originated from a GeoTools styling subsystem improvement from this past summer, allows you to do three things: Create external references that contain […]

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