I'm afraid I'm quite new to GeoServer and I have been set the task of configuring ArcMap applications to display data from PostGIS/GeoServer. I realize that I will need to set up a WMS service in GeoServer but I'm not really sure how one goes about doing this.

If any one can give me some pointers or step by step guide it would be much appreciated. I have tried Googling it but haven't had much luck.


ArcMap can read/edit postgis (via ArcSDE) and styled normally within ArcMap.

Assuming you do not have ArcSDE hence your postgis>geoserver>wms>arcmap route

(assume your postgis and geoserver is setup here)

Geoserver setup http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/services/wms/index.html more specifically the output http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/services/wms/outputformats.html

before you do this check which images arcmap can read

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add wms to arcmap

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