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.

Raster Symbolizer tips & tricks – part 2

A new post on the Raster Symbolizer tips & tricks, this time I am going to show how to build an RGB image using 8 bits or unsigned 16 bits multi band coverages. I have been playing lately with some remote sensing data for the geoSDI project specifically the emissive subdataset coming from the  MODIS […]

Raster Symbolizer tricks – part 1

I am going to bother for a few mins in order to show a few things about the raster symbolizer implementation that has landed on 1.7. Ideally this should the first of a series of more posts, but I can’t guarantee on that :-). Anyway, today I have been playing with some bathymetry data for […]

Beware of Raster styling changes with 1.7 series

Starting with the 1.7.0 release GeoServer comes with a pretty decent (well, at least IMHO 🙂 ) implementation of the SLD 1.0 RasterSymbolizer element (check here for a technical discussion on the implementation). On a side this means that we can try to style raster data as well as verctor data. On the other side, […]

Support for SQL Server

The GeoServer team is happy to announce an extension for Microsoft SQL Server, currently available as a nightly build. Instructions for getting the extension up and running are available on the wiki. At this point the extension is still quite young and is missing some key features like spatial indexing and support for well known […]

GeoServer Benchmarks at FOSS4G 2008

There are some questions that are asked quite frequently by people who are using GeoServer, or who are thinking about doing so. And certain ones can’t be so easily answered as those in our FAQ. One of the most common I see is this: “GeoServer is nifty, but is it fast?”   Clearly some benchmarks […]

GeoServer community happenings

One thing we’ve wanted to do with this blog is use it as a forum to allow people to follow what’s going on in the world of GeoServer without having to dive in to hundreds of messages per month on the lists. I’ve been blogging long enough to know that I should never make promises […]

GeoJSON output for GeoServer

I’ve just uploaded a new GeoJSON plug-in for GeoServer, enabling JSON output for any WFS request.  The plug-in is definitely compatible with all versions of GeoServer 1.5.x, and will likely work with 1.4.x as well.  This was a breeze to write, which is a testament to the nice design of GeoServer and to the strength […]

GeoRSS Coming Soon!

The GeoServer team has been hard at work fixing bugs for the upcoming 1.5.2 release. However its not all bug fixes. One very exciting new feature is the addition of GeoRSS as an output format. The addition of GeoRSS makes the process of creating your own map mashup with GeoServer as simple as ever. Simply […]

Welcome SoC Students

As many may know GeoServer is one of the many open source projects involved in this years Google Summer of Code initiative. We are very pleased to announce that two GeoServer based projects were accepted and would like to congratulate those students who submitted proposals on a job well done. Christopher Whitney will be working […]

GeoServer and DB2 Express-C plus Spatial Extender

We recently learned about IBM’s DB2 Express-C database, a free version of DB2 that comes with less restrictions than the free Oracle XE (which GeoServer also supports through Oracle Locator).  Our main curiosity is if it will work with GeoServer.  So we got in touch with David Adler, our community member from IBM, to ask […]

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