Author Archives: Mike Pumphrey

GeoServer code sprint success

It’s been an exciting time here at GeoServer HQ. To explain, let’s start with a little history lesson. History In 2009, GeoServer released GeoServer 2.0, sporting a new user interface based on Apache Wicket. Wicket allows Java developers to construct an AJAX UI with minimal HTML experience. Since its adoption, Wicket has made development of […]

New Windows Installer

Update: As of GeoServer 2.0.1, the legacy installer has been merged into the new installer. This means that during installation, you now have a choice on whether to install GeoServer as a Windows service or to run it manually. GeoServer has provided a Windows installer for the past 4 years (since at least version 1.2.4, […]

New documentation launched

I’m excited to tell you about some changes to the GeoServer documentation. We are transitioning away from our wiki in favor of a new system. After much discussion, we are now using the Sphinx Documentation Generator. Sphinx has many advantages over a wiki. The biggest advantage is that the content of the documentation is written […]

GeoServer 1.7.4 Released

The GeoServer Team is happy to announce the the release of GeoServer 1.7.4, the fifth stable version in the 1.7 series. This release contains some new features, many having to do with improved map rendering options. We have introduced WMS decoration, which provides a framework for adding images such as compasses and legends to WMS […]

See the new UI

I am happy to announce to everyone a sneak peak of the future of GeoServer. Behold the newest alpha release of GeoServer 2.0. I first mentioned GeoServer 2.0 last August when the first alpha was released, but much work has been done since then. The most obvious and exciting new feature in GeoServer 2.0 is […]

Marine conservation with GeoServer

I received a note recently from a GeoServer blog reader who wanted to show off another project using GeoServer, which I am happy to present here. The Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara and Farallon Geographics have built a public, online mapping application enabling scientists and community members to help select marine environments that […]

Follow the arrows

Here’s a neat trick for those working with road maps that want to indicate traffic direction by way of appropriately pointed arrows. With text symbolizers using font characters, this is actually a snap, provided your data includes information about direction. The New York City streets data set has an attribute field called trafdir which specifies […]

Calling all students for Google Summer of Code 2009

The Google Summer of Code is upon us! (Yes, it does seem like we just finished SoC 2008.) GeoServer is once again a part of this process and we have a list of projects posted for anyone who is interested. We are assuming all students interested in working on GeoServer will have solid Java knowledge, […]

Coming Soon: Complex features

Here’s a guest post by Ben Caradoc-Davies and Robert Woodcock of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. As a part of the Auscope Spatial Information Services Stack, GeoServer complex feature support is nearing completion. Auscope is using GeoServer to support its vision of developing a collaborative national geoscience spatial data infrastructure (SDI) that […]

Don't just free your data, Swivel it

Admit it. You love visualizing data. Mere tables do nothing for you, but the minute you can turn that into a map (or a graph or chart), information comes alive. I was recently turned on to Swivel, a website that allows you to upload, visualize, and share data. The main page provides a list of […]

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