Category Archives: Tutorials

For the users. This group will contain discussions on how to use GeoServer and will point to new or updated tutorials.

Spatial Information Services Stack Workshop: Canberra 22-24 March 2011

AuScope is running a three-day Spatial Information Services Stack Workshop in Canberra on 22-24 March 2011. The Spatial Information Services Stack – an Australian Interoperable SDI http://auscope.org/res/file/downloads/grid/SISS_Program-form.pdf 22-24 March 2011 Geoscience Australia Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive Symonston ACT 2609 Background The Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) is a suite of tools for spatial [...]

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, [...]

GeoServer in InfoGEO magazine

GeoServer is featured in an article in InfoGEO magazine. Written by active community member Fernando Quadro, the article is a brief overview of GeoServer. There may not be anything new here for those who are already familiar with GeoServer, but it’s still great to see GeoServer in print. Original Article English translation (via Google Translate) [...]

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 1.7.4 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 [...]

GeoServer and OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a free and editable map of the world.  Founded in 2004 in the United Kingdom in response to the need for a free geospatial data source, it is a community-driven project, allowing for anyone to edit and contribute information.   It has since grown to include data from almost all countries in the world.  The [...]

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 [...]

GeoServer on Linux.com

GeoServer has been mentioned on the website linux.com.  In their Tips And Tricks area, they have written a quick tutorial on installing and running GeoServer in Linux (Ubuntu, specifically), downloading a TIGER shapefile, loading the shapefile in GeoServer, and even a brief introduction to styling.  This page covers a lot of ground in a short [...]

Tele Atlas Heart GeoServer

It’s nice to see that GeoServer is getting some recognition from those in the wider commercial GIS world. Tele Atlas, the map data provider famously known for providing its road data to Google Maps, has written a white paper on “Open Source Map Rendering.” The white paper zeros in on GeoServer as its open source [...]

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