I'm trying to apply WPS for local shapefile. Is it possible to process local shapefile directly as a input data?

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I don't think it's possible to use a shapefile as-is.

If the file is local to GeoServer (you tagged it, I assume that's what you are using), you can try to use a "file:///path/to/zipped/shapefile.zip" reference.

If the file is remote, you will have to zip it and add it to the request as a base64 encoded payload, or reference to it via HTTP (if you can zip it, and make it available on a web server that GeoServer can download from).

  • actually "local" means remote to geoserver. I'm trying to process local shape using remote geoserver.
    – Kims
    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:42
  • Thanks, Andrea! it would be great if you can give me some hint to reference remote shape zip via HTTP.
    – Kims
    Jun 23, 2016 at 7:10

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