Category Archives: Developer notes

Notes, tips, and brain dumps by the developers. Largely technical but quite interesting to those interested in software design and GIS.

GeoServer 2.4.0 Release Highlights

We noticed out friends at Slashgeo could not quite figure out what is new with the GeoServer 2.4.0 release – so we have updated the release announcement with a 2.4.0 feature list. For a more complete story check out the State of GeoServer 2013 presentation on on elogeo or slideshare. Let me call out several significant developments [...]

GeoServer FOSS4G 2013

The GeoServer community was out in force at FOSS4G. GeoServer Workshops GeoServer was well represented at a range of workshops: W17: A complete open source web mapping stack (Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite): Jeffrey Johnson (Boundless) W18: Introduction to Mobile Web Development Using FOSS4G: Krisztian Olle (Envitia) W5: OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master: [...]

Vienna Code Sprint

This past week a few of the GeoServer developers gathered for a code sprint in Vienna, Austria. The sprint was planned by some of the OpenLayers developers and they graciously allowed us to join the party and share the venue for the week. Attendees from the GeoServer community included Andrea Aime, Niels Charlier, Justin Deoliveira, [...]

Securing RESTful Services with GeoServer 2.0.1

A feature that has become quite popular in GeoServer over the last year has been the RESTful configuration plug-in (“restconfig”), that allows one to configure a GeoServer instance programmatically via simple HTTP operations. Recently the issue of security has come up with regards to the restconfig plug-in. Essentially it boils down to the fact that [...]

Adding Time support to GeoServer via the ImageMosaic plugin

Lately, I have been working on adding support for the TIME attribute for GeoServer in WMS GetMap requests via an improvement of the ImageMosaic raster store: http://yourserver/geoserver/wms?REQUEST=GetMap&…&TIME=2009-12-12,2009-12-13&… You can get some more details on the GeoSolutions blog.

Meet the developers @ FOSS4G 2009

I am pleased to announce that we are organizing a “Birds of a Feather” session (what’s that?) at the FOSS4G 2009 Conference in Sydney, Australia. This session is to gather together everyone who is interested in discussing the past, present, and (bright) future of GeoServer. The session will be held on Thursday 22nd October, late [...]

Printing module now available for GeoServer 1.7.x

I’ve ported the printing module, previously available only for GeoServer 2.0, to GeoServer 1.7.x. I’ve created a wiki page for those who want to check it out. PS: This post marks the end of my time interning with OpenGeo this summer. I’m glad to have had this opportunity to work on GeoServer, and hope that [...]

GeoServer HTTP Proxy

Are you developing JavaScript applications that interact with GeoServer, but having trouble with the Same Origin Policy? A prototype for a proxy built into GeoServer is coming to help you out with that. This proxy makes it possible to send HTTP requests to an arbitrary domain through GeoServer’s own domain. More information and instructions are [...]

GeoServer printing preview release

Remember the good ol’ days, when the only maps you had were pieces of paper?  The past is now! Hi, I’m Alan, and I’m interning with OpenGeo this summer.  My first order of business has been plugging MapFish‘s printing capability into GeoServer as a community module; right now we’re releasing a developer preview. The module [...]

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. [...]

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