How can I can install GeoServer on Google Cloud?


It can be done by using a pre-defined Geoserver Docker container.

Investing the time to learn Docker is really worthwhile as it allows you to stand up and replace your cloud Geoserver instances very quickly. Adding to the Dockerfile will also allow you configure Geoserver automatically with your workspaces, data sources and layers.


Yes, I've read up on this being possible, at least through the OpenGEO Suite which is offered by Boundless Geo which packages Geoserver as part of their stack. I came across this release from Boundless Geo that mentions GeoMesa's collaboration and efforts to provide geospatial analysis and leverage Geoserver for spatial processing on Google Cloud.

You could read up more here on the announcement

  • Thanks whyzar, But can you please tell me steps for installing Geo Server on my Google cloud Instance ? – rupendra bhadoriya Feb 26 '16 at 11:47
  • Penn State has an explanation on how to get it up and running on AWS. – MDHald Feb 26 '16 at 14:07
  • Thanks MDHald, But i am not using AWS i have an Google Cloud Account on [console.developers.google.com] and i want to Install Geo Server here not on AWS. – rupendra bhadoriya Feb 29 '16 at 5:13

You need to install tomcat on it, then use tomcat to install Geoserver Web Archive.

use https://bitnami.com/stack/tomcat/cloud/google to install tomcat, then follow this video to install geoserver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEOA8WWWVCw

  • Hello @muke, thanks for all the links. When I try importing geoserver.war on my tomcat i got "Bad Gateway The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server." Please can you help me? – Yannick Arthur DOUNGMO Oct 1 '19 at 14:26

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