Join the GeoServer team at FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest

The GeoServer team is excited to attend this years event, hosted August 26-30th by the Romanian OSGeo Local chapter of geo-spatial.org. We are happy to showcase a wide range of GeoServer activities and look forward to meeting you there.

Update: Bird of a feature sessions announced, GeoServer Flock and Demos Wednesday 18:00-19:30 Concerto

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GeoServer 2.15.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.15.1 with downloads (zip|war|exe), documentation (html|pdf) and extensions.

This is a stable release recommended for production. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 21.1 and GeoWebCache 1.15.1. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

For more information see the GeoServer 2.15.1 release notes.

Improvements and Fixes

This release includes a number of fixes and improvements, including:

  • Addressed “potentially malicious String” error encountered when first establishing a session with the web administration application.
  • Importer fixed to connect to and create PostGIS datastore
  • Fix REST API user creation problem
  • Map preview fix to display projected maps with WMS 1.3.0
  • WCS 2.0.1 metadata fix for GetCapabilities and DescribeCoverage
  • WCS 1.0.0 and WCS 2.0 fixes for elevation and custom dimension use
  • GetFeatureInfo template can now access metadata for raster layers
  • Styling improvements respecting followLine and maxAngleDelta

About GeoServer 2.15 Series

Additional information on the 2.15 series:

Java 11 comparability is the result of a successful code-sprint. Thanks to participating organizations (BoundlessGeoSolutionsGeoCatAstun TechnologyCCRi) and sprint sponsors (Gaia3Datolosgeo:ukAstun Technology).

GeoServer 2.14.3 Released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.14.3. Downloads are provided (zip|war|exe) along with docs (html|pdf) and extensions.

This is a maintenance release of the GeoServer 2.14 series and is recommended for all production systems. Users of prior releases of GeoServer are encouraged to upgrade.

This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 20.3 and GeoWebCache 1.14.3. Thanks to all who contributed to this release.

For more information please see our release notes (2.14.32.14.22.14.1|2.14.0|2.14-RC).

Improvements and Fixes

This release includes a number of new features and improvements, including:

  • Fix user creation failing on REST API
  • OpenLayers 3 preview did not work on projected data when using version 1.3 of the WMS protocol
  • Fixed style editor HTML issues when going back from full screen editor mode, and fixed moving styles referring to local icons from global to workspace
  • NetCDF extension packaging fix, allows it to run without also having the NetCDF out plugin installed
  • Assorted fixes in WMTS workspace specific capabilities document generation

About GeoServer 2.14 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.14 series:

GeoServer 2.15.0 Released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the GeoServer 2.15.0 release with downloads (zip|war|exe), documentation (html|pdf) and extensions.

This release is production ready and is ready to work with your Java 8 or Java 11 operational environment. This release is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.15.0 and GeoTools 21.0.

The ability to work with Java 11 is the result a dedicated code sprint. Thanks to organizations participating in the code sprint (Boundless, GeoSolutions, GeoCatAstun TechnologyCCRi) along with sprint sponsors (Gaia3Datol, osgeo:uk, Astun Technology).

Layer Service Settings

To start things off an often requested capability, the ability to control which services are enabled on a layer-by layer basis.

To try it our yourself see Service Settings in our user manual.

GeoFence Internal Server Extension

Originally a standalone service offering fine grain control over GeoServer security this functionality has been packaged up and embedded into a GeoServer extension for easier deployment.

  • GeoFence rules provided greater control over security allowing layer by layer service restrictions
  • GeoFence rules can provide access to data overriding layer details including CQL filter to limit contents returned and default style used for rendering
  • GeoFence rules can limit access to a geographic extent

For more details see GeoFence Internal Server in our user manual.

Style Editor SLD Auto-Complete

To help make editing easier the Style Editor can provide auto-complete suggestions for SLD 1.0. To try it out yourself use control-space for context aware suggestions.

Generate Classified Thematics maps

SLDService is now an official extension, with a number of improvements. SLDService can now be used for the

  • classification of raster data too
  • equal area classification
  • standard deviation filtering

The SLD REST Service extension is used to generate thematic styles based on attribute data:

curl -v -u admin:geoserver -XGET
  http://localhost:8080/geoserver/rest/sldservice/states/classify.xml
  ?attribute=PERSONS
  &ramp=CUSTOM
  &method=quantile
  &intervals=3
  &startColor=0xFF0000
  &endColor=0x0000FF
  &open=true

For more information see SLD Rest Service in our user manual.

WPS GetExecutionStatus and Dismiss Operations

WPS “GetExecutions” vendor operation allows each user to get the list of running processes:

  • Users can review all their running processes
  • Administrators can see all processes

The Dismiss vendor operation can be used to cancel the execution of one of the listed processes.

For more information see Dismiss in our user guide.

Java 11 Support

The provided binary download works with either Java 8 or Java 11. Tomcat 9 or newer is required for the WAR install. The user guide compatibility list will continue to be updated based on your feedback.

The java ecosystem is now being led by the open source OpenJDK project, with long term support available from a range of organizations notably RedHat OpenJDK  and Adopt OpenJDK. The GeoTools user guide provides an overview of Java 8 and Java 11 distributions.

The net effect of these changes:

  • If you have been using Oracle JDK please review your options
  • Java 8 will continue to be available
  • The Java ecosystem is now led by the open-source Open JDK project

Java 11 no longer supports the Java 2 extension mechanism used for native JAI and native ImageIO libraries.  We recommend the use of the pure Java JAI-EXT operations which have been made the default (see the next section).

JAI-EXT operations on by default

The use of the JAI-EXT operations have long been a recommendation, with this release we are making them the default for GeoServer.  The JAI-EXT library offers a pure java implementation enhanced for geospatial functionality supporting NODATA pixels and support for vector footprints.

GeoServer Codebase

In addition to Java 11 support this release includes:

  • Add JSON as a Legend Output format (GISP 173)
  • Printing plugin upgrade version of JTS
  • Upgrade NetCDF dependencies
  • Improvements for vector tile production, both in terms of output correctness and production performance

Thanks to Andrea Aime for steady work on the codebase quality:

  • PMD source code analysis, high priority checks, will fail the build in case of issues
  • Error Prone byte code analysis, same as above
  • Many small bugs fixed

For more details developers are invited to review Automated Quality Assurance checks in our developers manual. Also, work in ongoing on the master (dev) branch to extend the reach of static code checks using SpotBugs and CheckStyle too.

About GeoServer 2.15 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.15 series:

GeoServer 2.15-RC Released

We are happy to share a GeoServer 2.15-RC milestone release with downloads (zip|war|exe), documentation (html|pdf) and extensions.

This release candidate is provided for everyone considering a Java 11 operational environment in 2019.  A release candidate provides a final to support the development team with early feedback:  your assistance and participation is requested!

This release is a result of participation in the OSGeo Java 2018 Code Sprint and is made in conjunction with GeoTools 21-RC and GeoWebCache 1.15-RC. We would like to thank organizations participating in the code sprint (Boundless, GeoSolutions, GeoCatAstun TechnologyCCRi) along with sprint sponsors (Gaia3Datol, osgeo:uk, Astun Technology). Our gratitude goes out to the individuals who worked so hard to bring everything together.

Highlights

In addition to Java 11 support this release includes:

  • JAI-EXT enabled by default, in other words, support for NODATA pixels on by default
  • Add JSON as a Legend Output format (GISP 173)
  • Printing plugin upgrade version of JTS
  • SLDService become an official extension, with a number of improvements in it SLDService (classification of raster data too, equal area classification, standard deviation filtering)
  • Allow configuring services on a per layer basis
  • GeoFence upgraded from community module to official extension
  • WPS “GetExecutions” vendor operation allows each user to get the list of running processes (limited to his account for normal users, showing all processes if the request is made by an admin)
  • Autocomplete support for SLD 1.0 in style editor
  • Improvements for vector tile production, both in terms of output correctness and production performance
  • Upgrade NetCDF dependencies
  • QA work adding PMD and ErrorProne checks in the build
  • and a large number of bug fixes.

Java 11 Support

The provided binary download works with either Java 8 or Java 11. Tomcat 9 or newer is required for the WAR install.

We will the update the user guide compatibility list based on your feedback and testing of this 2.15-RC milestone release. Please note that Java 11 no longer supports the Java 2 extension mechanism used for native JAI and native ImageIO.

This is a good opportunity to review your operational environment and help test GeoServer with the environment you intend to use in 2019.

Java Roadmap Considerations

Our initial concerns with respect to continued availability of the Java 8 platform have been alleviated by industry action and commitment. Extensive Java 8 support options are now available, with RedHat making a public commitment to contribute fixes to the OpenJDK 8 codebase, and a range of organizations committed to making OpenJDK 8 builds available on a range of platforms.

Oracle has changed to a six month release schedule, donating additional components to OpenJDK to make it lead platform. Long term support (beyond six months) is being offered from a range of organizations notably RedHat OpenJDK  and Adopt OpenJDK.

The net effect of these changes:

  • If you have been using Oracle JDK up until now it is time to review your options
  • Java 8 will continue to be available
  • The Java ecosystem is now led by the open-source Open JDK project

See the GeoTools user guide for a table outlining the Java 8 and Java 11 alternatives to consider in the year ahead.

About GeoServer 2.15 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.15 series:

GeoServer 2.14.2 Released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.14.2. Downloads are provided (zip|war|exe) along with docs (html|pdf) and extensions.

This is a stable release of the GeoServer 2.14 series and is recommended for all production systems. Users of prior releases of GeoServer are encouraged to upgrade.

This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 20.2 and GeoWebCache 1.14.2. Thanks to all who contributed to this release.

For more information please see our release notes (2.14.22.14.1|2.14.0|2.14-RC).

Improvements and Fixes

This release includes a number of new features and improvements:

  • WMTS Restful binding is now accessible to all users (used to be limited to admins) and works with workspace specific services
  • gs:DownloadEstimator (almost always) returns true when estimating full raster downloads at native resolution
  • Cannot create jp2k coverage through rest (IndexOutOfBounds)
  • KML ignores sortBy parameter when querying records
  • NullPointerException when using env() function with LIKE operator in CSS filters
  • Can’t modify existing GWC blobstore via UI without renaming
  • NPE if a Jiffle Rendering Transformation is used with Channel Selection
  • OpenLayers2 preview does not trigger automatically on IE8
  • Bad rendering with JAI-EXT and Input/Output TransparentColor options
  • Complex MongoDB generated properties are not correctly handlded in SLDs
  • Move the GeoServer ENV Parametrization documentation to a more general Section
  • Allow expressions in ColorMapEntry labels for GetLegendGraphic

About GeoServer 2.14 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.14 series:

Java 2018 Code Sprint Results

The Java 2018 code sprint was an ambitious event gathering up OSGeo Java projects to look at Java 11 compatibility. With a great response from the GeoServer community we are pleased to announce the GeoServer can now run in Java 11!

This sprint was an important response by our community to changes in the Java roadmap. The immediate motivation is to give our users the option of using Java 11 in the coming year now that OpenJDK is taking over as lead project. We are also pleased to report that Java 8 will continue to be supported (thanks to the commitment of RedHat and Adopt OpenJDK) giving everyone a chance to migrate when ready.

We had 11 participants for the sprint – thanks to everyone who attended!

  • David Vick (Boundless), Devon Tucker (Boundless), Jim Hughes (CCRi), Jody Garnett (Boundless) Kevin Smith (Boundless), and Torben Barsballe (Boundless) gathered at the Boundless office in Victoria, Canada.
  • Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions) and Antonello Andrea (Hydrologis) participated from Andrea’s home office in Italy.
  • María Arias de Reyna (GeoCat), Ian Turton (Astun), Landon Blake (BKF Engineers), and Brad Hards participated remotely.

With support from OSGeo and event sponsors many individuals were able to meet up in person, with those hosed at the Boundless Victoria office enjoying the occasional break outside.

How to try it out:

To get started:

  1. Download and install Java 11 from jdk.java.net/11
  2. Download the GeoServer 2.15-M0 milestone release of GeoServer
    • The GeoServer 2.15-M0 will run under Java 11 with no additional configuration on Tomcat 9 or newer and Jetty 9.4.12 or newer.
    • The binary distribution includes a compatible version of Jetty.

We need your help:

  • pulling together running on java 11 instructions for additional application servers, please download the WAR bundle to help out
  • testing the windows installer

Sponsors

Thanks to Gaia3D for leading with a silver sponsorship, and ASTUN Technology, OSGeo:UK, and ATOL for their bronze sponsorships.

Gaia3d

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uk.osgeo.org Atol

These sprints also require people to function, and we appreciate Boundless, GeoCat, ASTUN Technology, GeoSolutions and CCRi for their in-kind participation.

Boundless

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Geosolutions GeoCat

Key accomplishments:

  • GeoServer was upgraded to Spring 5. Thanks to David Vick and everyone for this (especially the Spring Security upgrade with James).
  • Kevin went through the same steps for GeoWebCache for a difficult couple of days.
  • The EMF models that drive much of our parsing technology were upgraded. Thanks to Ian who worked through this, putting us in a much better spot to make changes to our codebase.
  • Torben helped remove countless references to internal “com.sun” classes.
  • A big thanks to Andrea for stepping up where needed (i.e. everywhere) and encouraging everyone through out the week
  • Thanks to Andrea and Brad for preliminary work that made this sprint possible.
  • Thanks to Jody for doing the milestone release.

Outstanding issues:

Certain components and dependencies could not be upgraded as no Java 11-compatible versions have been released. These have been removed or replaced by different libraries where possible, but some incompatible libraries remain.

The remaining issues are primarily either Internal API usage or Illegal access. These will only cause problems when running on Java 11:

Internal API usage

Some components and dependencies reference internal Java API. Depending on the nature of this API, calling this code may cause a runtime error or a warning when running on Java 11. If you run into any unusual failures when running under Java 11, please report them.

Examples of libraries producing these warnings:

  • freemarker template library (used for GetFeatureInfo responses)
  • ehcache library used for image mosaic performance
  • Java Advanced Imaging used for image processing

Illegal Access

Java 11 introduces stricter access constraints on reflective operations. For now, such issues will only cause a warning in the logs, of the form:

WARNING: Illegal reflective access by …

In future versions of Java, this will instead cause a runtime error.

Known warnings you can expect when running in Java 11:

  • org.hsqldb.persist.RAFileNIO
  • org.parboiled.transform.AsmUtils
  • org.fest.reflect.util.Accessibles
  • com.google.protobuf.UnsafeUtil
  • net.sf.cglib.core.ReflecUtils

If you run into a reflective access warning about a package not in this list, please report it.

Community Modules

The following community modules do not yet support Java 11:

  • printing
  • script
  • spatiallite
  • monitor-hibernate

Further reading:

GeoServer 2.15-M0 Milestone Release

We are happy to share a GeoServer 2.15-M0 milestone release with downloads (zip|war|exe), documentation (html|pdf) and extensions.

This milestone release is provided for everyone considering a Java 11 operational environment in 2019.  A milestone release provides a technology preview and a chance to support the development team with early feedback:  your assistance and participation is requested!

This release is a result of participation in the OSGeo Java 2018 Code Sprint and is made in conjunction with GeoTools 21-M0 and GeoWebCache 1.15-M0. We would like to thank organizations participating in the code sprint (Boundless, GeoSolutions, GeoCatAstun TechnologyCCRi) along with sprint sponsors (Gaia3Datol, osgeo:uk, Astun Technology). Our gratitude goes out to the individuals who worked so hard to bring everything together.

Java 11 Support

The provided binary download works with either Java 8 or Java 11. Tomcat 9 or newer is required for the WAR install.

We will the update the user guide compatibility list based on your feedback and testing of this 2.15-M0 milestone release. Please note that Java 11 no longer supports the Java 2 extension mechanism used for native JAI and native ImageIO.

This is a good opportunity to review your operational environment and help test GeoServer with the environment you intend to use in 2019.

Java Roadmap Considerations

Our initial concerns with respect to continued availability of the Java 8 platform have been alleviated by industry action and commitment. Extensive Java 8 support options are now available, with RedHat making a public commitment to contribute fixes to the OpenJDK 8 codebase, and a range of organizations committed to making OpenJDK 8 builds available on a range of platforms.

Oracle has changed to a six month release schedule, donating additional components to OpenJDK to make it lead platform. Long term support (beyond six months) is being offered from a range of organizations notably RedHat OpenJDK  and Adopt OpenJDK.

The net effect of these changes:

  • If you have been using Oracle JDK up until now it is time to review your options
  • Java 8 will continue to be available
  • The Java ecosystem is now led by the open-source Open JDK project

See the GeoTools user guide for a table outlining the Java 8 and Java 11 alternatives to consider in the year ahead.

About GeoServer 2.15 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.15 series:

GeoServer 2.13.4 released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.13.4. Downloads are available (zipwar, and exe) along with docs and extensions.

This is a maintenance release recommended for production use (for newer projects please use the 2.14.x series, as this is last community sponsored 2.13.x release).
This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 19.4 and GeoWebCache 1.13.4.

Highlights of this release are featured below, for more information please see the release notes (2.13.4 | 2.13.32.13.2 | 2.13.1 | 2.13.02.13-RC1 | 2.13-beta).

Improvements and Fixes

  • Significant speedup in WMTS capabilities document generation when source data is not in WGS84
  • GeoPackage improvements, speed up raster reading and reprojection, make sure global coverage GeoPackage can be displayed
  • Removed gml:id attribute from GML 3.1 encoding (was added in previous releases by mistake)
  • NetCDF output format improvement, fixing projection coefficients in some cases, make sure data packing takes into account all data slices when calculating linear transformation coefficients
  • WCS 2.0 compliance improvements, DescribeCoverage output schema compliance fixes when using GeoServer extensions, returning correct exception type when subsetting request is out of range on time/elevation/custom dimension axis
  • KML request handling fixes, support for sortBy and CQL filtering on layer groups
  • GWC related fixes, could not modify blobstore configuration without changing its name too, wrong axis order in configuration when saving EPSG:4326 gridset configurations
  • Styling related improvements, cannot read dynamic SLD served by an apache server, SLD 1.1 posted to the REST API resulted in garbled content
  • And various others, please see the release notes for details

About GeoServer 2.13 Series

Additional information on the 2.13 series:

 

GeoSever 2.14.1 released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.14.1. Downloads are provided (zip|war|exe) along with docs (html|pdf) and extensions.

This is a stable release of the GeoServer 2.14 series and is recommended for all production systems. Users of prior releases of GeoServer are encouraged to upgrade.

This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 20.1 and GeoWebCache 1.14.1. Thanks to all who contributed to this release.

For more information please see our release notes (2.14.1|2.14.0|2.14-RC).

Improvements and Fixes

This release includes a number of new features and improvements:

  • New coordinate formatting options for WFS layers
  • REST API granule management remove of metadata or all
  • Coverage view support for indexed color model
  • Check handling of WCS 2.0 time/elevation/range subsetting
  • WFS 1.1.0 handling of gml:id
  • WFS Shapefile and GeoJSON output now support geometry with measures
  • Fixes to the start.bat and shutdown.bat scripts on windows

About GeoServer 2.14 Series

Additional information on the GeoServer 2.14 series:

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