Category Archives: Features

GeoServer 2.1 Beta Released!

Just in time for FOSS4G the GeoServer community is pleased to announce the release of 2.1 beta1. The first beta release of the long awaited 2.1 branch is now available for download. Anticipation for this release has been growing over the last few months due to the number of notable new features it brings. Let’s […]

Polymorphism in application-schema

Support for polymorphism is included in Geoserver 2.0.2. Why do we need polymorphism support in app-schema? Some complex attributes are polymorphic by nature, which means they can have different types for different features. Before polymorphism was supported, attribute types had to be specified in the mapping file, so could not vary across features. With polymorphism support, […]

Oracle GeoRaster & Custom JDBC Access

With the soon-to-be-released GeoServer 2.0.2, there are some exciting new features, two of which I would like to mention here. GeoServer will soon be able to handle raster/image data in customized JDBC database layouts. This is useful for special use cases or existing image databases, offering the freedom of choosing individual table layouts, provided the […]

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 […]

Extending your map styling with geometry transformations

When designing a map, sometimes you want to render something that is related to the geometries you have at hand, but which is not specifically the geometries themselves. Maybe you want to highlight the end of a line, create a drop shadow effect, or make the vertices that make up a geometry more evident to […]

GeoServer 2.0.1 Released

With a large number of users upgrading to GeoServer 2.0, it’s no wonder we’ve had so many fixes and improvements make it into GeoServer 2.0.1, now available for download. Possibly the most significant change since 2.0.0 has been the addition of the RESTful API to the security sub system. Previously, users were able to connect […]

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.

GeoServer 2.0 Released!

It has been a long time coming but it is finally here. GeoServer 2.0 has been officially released and is available for download. The 2.0 release marks a major milestone for the GeoServer project. A special thanks to all the developers who worked hard for this release, all the users who contributed bug reports, and […]

GeoServer 1.7.6 Released

GeoServer 1.7.6 marks the seventh stable release of the 1.7 series. As the development focus of the GeoServer team moves more towards the eventual release of 2.0, the 1.7 series is winding down.  This release focused mostly on bug squashing and general stability, with improvements implemented for the shapefile output format and Next Generation Oracle […]

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 […]

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