Category Archives: Features

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 […]

GeoServer 1.7.3 Released

The GeoServer team is proud to announce the release of GeoServer 1.7.3. The team has been busy in the six weeks since the previous release, with a code sprint in New York last month and a whopping 63 bugs and new features fixed and implemented (respectively, of course). This release brings improved support for ArcSDE […]

GeoServer 1.7.2 Released

The GeoServer team would like to announce the release of GeoServer 1.7.2. This release brings many exciting new features. The first major improvement is label rendering. In version 1.7.1, GeoServer added support for curved labeling. In this version, support is added for wrapped labels, which enables a label to span multiple lines. This feature affects […]

Throw GeoServer a curve (and it will be labeled)

Improvements to GeoServer are being made all the time, but to the average user, not all improvements are immediately discernible. However, recently a new feature has been added to GeoServer’s rendering algorithms, and all I can say is “wow.” I am referring to curved line labeling. Labels on lines have rendering challenges that points and […]

GeoExt Based SLD Editor

Just in time for the holiday season the GeoServer team is happy to announce the coming of a new SLD editor extension based on the newly founded GeoExt project. Download the new extension and try it out. It also requires the installation of the rest plugin. A quick walk through of the installation and functionality […]

GeoServer, Google Maps, and Geo Search: A Request For Data

Are you or your organization serving data publicly via GeoServer?  Would you like this data to be searchable via Google Maps? At OpenGeo we are testing out new “geo search” functionality in GeoServer.  We believe this is the future of finding geospatial information on the web.  While still in development, this functionality will be available […]

GeoServer 1.7.1 Released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of GeoServer 1.7.1! The biggest improvement in this release is better Google Earth support.   Using revamped KML output (known as the KML “reflector”) GeoServer can now output vector super-overlays.  Prior to this version, data served by GeoServer when viewed in Google Earth would only update […]

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, […]

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