I am a bit new to this GIS thing. I have shapefile that I fed to geoserver in order to retrieve a GeoJson file. I was attempting to display this on openlayers, but it won't show anything. The file is a feature collection of 2450 multipolygons, that is about 2.2 mb big. I tried reducing it to only 3 features, but it does not seem to show anything at all.
However, if I open the browser console, I can see that I did load 3 features, even though they are not painted in the map. I am not sure if they are too small be visible, or if I have to supply a special style for multipolygons.
When I try to load my whole geojson file, it still won't show anything, but in the console I can see that only 50 features were loaded. Moreover they were loaded in a very odd order. Probably because it is stored as a tree.
[42, 34, 24, 36, 33, 31, 22, 43, 44, 21, 28, 47, 16, 49, 32, 40, 39, 19, 38, 50, 25, 37, 27, 1, 2, 3, 9, 8, 12, 10, 11, 7, 5, 18, 20, 45, 41, 23, 35, 30, 26, 4, 17, 48, 15, 14, 29, 6, 13, 46]
So, how can I get it to load more than 50 features? I am using this example as a template, which loads 176 features just fine.
So, what's wrong with those 50 features that won't show up in the map?
Am I missing something? Would a PostGis connection solve this? If so, could you please point me to the right tutorial? I am feeling quite overwhelmed by this :s
It turns out I wasn't able to see any of the 50 features that actually got loaded because I set the wrong projection in geoserver. I still don't know why I am only getting 50 features though.
Better Update: It turns out that geoserver has a setting for maximum number of features set to 50. I disabled that and got the whole set of features that is about 123 mb big!
I am guessing this is a very poor way to get my data read.