Is there a way to set the Bounding Box of a geoserver layer using the REST Api? I get the BB extent using a postgis query and then I could pass it to a json or xml and post it. But I haven't found any examples online.

I read that gsconfig doesn't support this functionality. My geoserver version is rather old (2.5).

  • I found this: docs.geoserver.org/2.5.x/en/user/geowebcache/rest/layers.html It seems you can use the geowebcache rest api (available also in geoserver 2.5) to modify a layer. – user1919 Apr 6 '16 at 19:29
  • Not sure to understand but geoserver calculate the BBOX when inserting the layer with Rest. If the bbox changes you can delete and re-create the layer. – WKT Apr 6 '16 at 21:11
  • I know that geoserver Rest calculates the bounding box when the layer is CREATED. What I need is to programmatically change the bounding box without dropping the layer completely. – user1919 Apr 7 '16 at 5:52
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    Assuming this is a vector layer. Check this ReST call: docs.geoserver.org/2.8.x/en/user/rest/api/… notice the recalculate parameter. – simogeo Apr 7 '16 at 18:02

You should update the FeatureType of your layer. The feature type API is useful for this purpose.
You can use Geoserver-manager (java library) for calling rest APIs.

GeoServerRESTManager manager = new GeoServerRestManager(url,user,pass);

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