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I'm new with GeoServer.

I'm trying to style a Geoserver layer. The features come from a PostGIS table.

The feature are all lines. I'd like to style them based on attributes (of the table). I can do that. I created rules that say "if myfield = value1 draw a red line, if myfield = value2 draw a blue line, ..." and so on.

I'd like to write a default style for the line: "if none of the above rules is true than draw the line yellow".

I didn't find in the Geoserver SLD documentation anything to accomplish that. Or my way of reasoning is different from that of SLD.

In the docs there's a UserStyle is Default property but I think it's not what I'm looking for.

I Googled too to no avail.

Any suggestion?

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    look at else rules – Ian Turton Jun 25 '14 at 12:38
  • Thank you for the tip. I used ElseFilter (undocumented on geoserver docs): <FeatureTypeStyle> <Rule> <Name>myname</Name> <ogc:Filter> ... <Rule> <Name>Default</Name> <ElseFilter /> <LineSymbolizer> ... – user32823 Jun 25 '14 at 16:18
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Yes, you can try styling your data with QGIS. But if you want to create a rule based sld or an sld with more options (fill opacity, rules, outline etc) I recommend you to use uDig. With you uDig you can style your data with many options and then export slds that will work 99,9% when uploaded on geoserver.

More about sld editor and uDig here.

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You could try styling it the way you like in qGIS and then exporting the SLD and using it in GeoServer.

Check out this article and try it out since I find it much easier to use than styling in the SLD itself or through GeoServer's interface.

http://www.camptocamp.com/actualite/qgis-and-geoserver-creating-styles/

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