GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data.

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How does Google Earth Enterprise compare to ArcGIS server and GeoServer?

I'm working on a web app that includes mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). We're starting to outgrow the limitations of Google's free stuff, and ...
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Any low-cost Virtual Private Servers able to run GeoServer?

I'm looking at virtual private server hosting options for GeoServer. At a recent conference, the most often cited cost of such servers was around $50/month. I've found a few places that advertize ...
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How to put GeoServer layers behind authentication?

I want to publish map layers using OpenLayers and GeoServer. While this is easy enough to set up, I'm a bit lost when it comes to authentication possibilities. What I want is to create different users ...
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Mapnik, Mapserver or Geoserver

I'm currently developping an ArcGIS based flex webviewer. ArcGIS is great for most of the things but there are some issues like performance and license costs. That's why I'm looking into possible ...
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Converting ArcGIS layer style to Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) file?

I am putting together a GIS server using GeoServer and need some help with importing my layer styles from ArcGIS 10 to SLD format. I have one layer in ArcMap properly symbolized and labeled, how ...
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Advice on a generic open-source package roadmap

I just wanted to ask an advice from the open source GIS gurus on a recommended stack to use for my envisioned project, as I do not fully understand the limits of the possible with most packages. I ...
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How to publish PostGIS Rasters in Geoserver?

What is the best solution to publish postgis rasters using Geoserver? I have spent a lot of time trying to create a Raster datasource using Image Mosaic JDBC but with no luck. Steps performed: 1. ...
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GeoServer - What are the pro's / con's of running on a windows server vs. a linux server?

We're in the process of trying to decide where to host our GeoServer installation in production. Are there any major pro's / con's to hosting on windows vs. linux?
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What are hardware requirements for a cloud hosted PostGIS & GeoServer?

I have been playing with a local installation of PostGIS & GeoServer. I would like to move my work online now to share it with several collaborators. The proof of the concept map will consist of ...
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Recommended Server Specs for GeoServer

we serve our Geographic data via our flagship application Dorset Explorer. This uses OpenLayers and GeoServer to serve our Geographic data, including OSM and OS Basemaps and a mass of other data such ...
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Is there any software (with a graphical user interface) for creating Style Layer Descriptors?

Is there any software that can easily create a Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) without using a script?
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GeoServer: Best way to publish 2500 TIFF or 71 ECW files?

I have ortophotos of an area that I need to serve as a background map for my vectors. I got it as 2500 files (71,5MB each) in raw TIFF format with corresponding TFW word file - 180GB of data. ...
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How do I change geotiff “no data” color to white/transparent rather than black?

I am preparing data for inclusion into a geonetwork node, where the maps are displayed via geoserver. The problem is that cells that have"no data" are displaying as black in the geotiff and I am ...
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OpenLayers: how to style WFS layer with SLD file?

I'm experimenting with a simple web mapping service build on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack on Win 2008 Server. I overlay vector layer from PostGIS using: var Index1v = new ...
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How to add a simple WFS layer from GeoServer to OpenLayers map?

I'm trying to add one of the included datasets with GeoServer to an OpenLayers map. I've followed the OpenGeo tutorials, seen similar thread on here, but I can't seem to crack it. Can somebody take a ...
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Programming Geoserver 2.0.2 to add a raster data store and layer without the UI

I have a directory of raster imagery that will be updated continually. From this imagery, I am making Image Pyramids using the Geotool's PyramidBuilder utility. I need to setup a cron job to ...
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Web mapping software for a huge raster time series?

I'm an ArcGIS Desktop user who is stepping into the world of web mapping for the first time. Following advice I found here on GIS.SE, I started with the free tutorials from OpenGeo. However, I ...
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How to filter big datasets in Geoserver WMS?

Is there a good way to filter datasets with approx 50,000 features in Geoserver? I'd have to select between 100 and 200 features based on ids. These ids are different from the FeatureIds. Couldn't ...
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Merge GeoWebCache generated tiles from one server with tiles from another server

I have a set of tiles (millions) generated by the builtin GWC in GeoServer 2.1.2 which is stored on server A. I would like to copy all the tiles to server B containing GeoServer 2.1.3 and the ...
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How to avoid Pink tiles when DB view/Table is empty?

I have views that are spatial in a sense that they select some spatial column from other table. This table is published using geoserver. This table is live and sometime has no data at all. When the ...
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GeoServer 2.3 how to enable jsonp

I'd like to enable jsonp on GeoServer 2.3.0. The docs say to set ENABLE_JSONP to true. A response from the GeoServer users list says to edit web.xml, (set System variable ENABLE_JSONP=true and ...
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Should I use a CMS for my web mapping application?

For my web mapping app, I am using GeoServer as server, PostGIS as spatial DB and OpenLayers on client side (as well as other JS libraries). The map is composed of base maps and vector layers. One of ...
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How to get Leaflet interactivity from Geoserver WMS?

I have geoserver serving shapefiles as a WMS into Leaflet. I'd like to add interativity that shows a popup with WMS attributes in the Leaflet map when the user hovers over or clicks on a WMS feature. ...
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Completely Brand New to GIS - Help picking technology from the pros [duplicate]

I'm new to GIS and need to learn for an internship. I've been reading a lot and now need help picking technologies to use... particularly the map serving tech. Project Requirements - Free Web ...
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Simplify GeoServer WFS output

I am dealing with some large datasets and would like to minimise the amount of data sent over the network. I am using OpenLayers' BBox strategy to only transfer the data that is needed but I am ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Editing PostGIS/GeoServer data via web?

I've got PostGIS installed and would like to create a web application to do some simple edits: Draw manually (over a Basemap) points, lines and polylines, using snapping points (points, end of ...
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GeoServer clustering with shared data directory

I am planning to cluster GeoServer. I can find several results in the web saying that often clustering is set up by configuring multiple GeoServer nodes which all share the same data directory. At ...
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Create custom Authentication filter in GeoServer 2.3.0

Context In my current project, I've the requirement to validate that requests coming to GeoServer (2.3.0) are allowed. The project holds those facts: the GS client cannot provide the principal ...
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Disappearing Point Features in Geoserver using WMS

I have a shapefile with roughly 6,500 points worldwide in it that I am trying to serve with Geoserver 2.2.1 using WMS. All has been apparently fine with it until I implemented a filtering feature on ...
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Why do we need Mapserver/Geoserver to present data from spatial database to web browser?

I was trying "How I set up GeoServer on an old machine" and By @iant I was setting up Tomcat and all. I suddenly had a question ... why do we need MapServer and GeoServer? Can these servers pull ...
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Whats better for selecting? WMS or WFS

I need to select from a layer(s) and I am wondering what way I should serve the layer. The requirements are that I need to be able to select multiple features at a time by drawing a box or polygon. ...
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Difference between Geoserver stores: ImageMosaic, WorldImage, ImagePyramid

What are the differences between the Geoserver stores ImageMosaic, WorldImage, and ImagePyramid? I noticed that ImagePyramid is no longer included in the latest Geoserver. Is one of these more ...
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GeoWebCache: misalignment of tiles

I'm trying to test simple web map based on PostGIS/Geoserver/OpenLayers stack on Windows Server 2008. When I load my WMS layer by: var gwctest = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "gwctest", ...
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The International Date Line wrap around

Using OpenLayers, I added a WFS layer (on GeoServer) with a filter that returns all features (black) that intersect my polygon (yellow) placed over some Latin American countries within certain dates. ...
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Only return the NumberOfFeatures in a WFS query

I'm running a GetFeature WFS query in Geoserver (looking for features within a polygon) but all I actually want is the total number of features. Is there a way of just returning this info (in the hope ...
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Color balance and publish large amount of high resolution imagery in geoserver

I have a large amount of RapidEye images (+300 Gb) that I want to use as a basemap for a online application. So far I've managed to serve them as an ImagePyramid in geoserver following the steps shown ...
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How to preserve topology while editing polygons in OpenLayers?

I’m facing this issue: I have a chloropleth map based on a set of polygons with some data. Using WFS-T (postgis, geoserver, openlayers) I am able to edit the geometry of the polygons. This works fine. ...
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Tiled Map Services from Geowebcache in QGIS?

Can QGIS consume Tile Map Services from GeoWebCache? I know there is a article on the QGIS website which states that it does support tiled map services but it lists Tile Cache from Meta Carta labs ...
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Possible ways to display maps offline, inside mobile hybrid app

I want to develop a mobile hybrid application to run on both Android & iPhone devices in which i want to display my own map data. I have the SHP files with the data i need. I have Geoserver and ...
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How to use Leaflet to efficiently show parts of a massive dataset?

I keep seeing non-GIS web developers running into this problem, and I'm not sure what the solution is. There is some dataset of thousands of items. We want to show a map to the user, with the ...
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What is the correct way to convert a USGS Orthoimage from WorldImage format to tiled GeoTiff for GeoServer?

USGS provides different resolution orthoimage quadrangles in the WorldImage format (*.tif with an accompanying *.tfw world file). Some of these quadrangles can be used by GeoServer (2.1.0 - 2.1.2) by ...
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Importing KML and style information into Geoserver

So I'm working on a project that's been in development for over a year, but I only recently got involved. My task involves converting roughly 2,500 KML files into another format, importing these files ...
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Performance of Shapefile and PostGIS with GeoServer?

I'm going to build a web application, which will render around ten maps using GeoServer. I will be also changing the attribute data in the application for some layers. What is the recommended choice ...
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How to get Geoserver working via IIS7?

I have installed GeoServer 2.1.4 on a Win 2008 64bit server that uses IIS as its default web server but there is no obvious documentation for getting it published via IIS. Does anyone know of a good ...
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How to select fields returned by GeoServer WMS GetFeatureInfo request?

I'm running simple local mapping service based on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack. Following opengeo tutorial I've tied click events in OpenLayers to WMS GetFeatureInfo call using: ...
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When do I need to use a proxy with OpenLayers?

When exactly do I need to use a proxy with openlayers? I've done a lot of reading on this but can't seem to find a difinitive answer. Wondering if this is the route of my problems. For instance, if I ...
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Rename postGIS table and updating the GeoServer?

I want to rename one of my postGIS tables. However, when I do this by applying a simple ALTER TABLE old_name RENAME TO new_name; The spatial data, as I understand it, isn't updated with the new ...
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ArcSDE - use native geometry types for later migration away from SDE?

Background: We have a non-spatial reporting web application with a SQL Server backend. We would like to add a spatial component to this application: serve up some basemaps, serve up points and ...
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How do I use base layer of two different projection Spherical Mercator and WGS84?

How do I add baselayer with two different projection? I have added overlayer with a different projection(EPSG:4326), but I need to add base layer with various projection Google Map My vector layer ...