I am new to both GeoServer and shapefile, today only I installed (GeoServer) on my CentoOS, I am familiar with Leaflet, I am looking for solution to draw huge cruise track which are already there in both database (mariadb) as well as in CSV file

So currently situation is like this, I have CSV file with many columns examples

latitude    longitude   track_id
-35.325     90.125      c1
...         ...         c1
....        ...         c1
-35.31      90.126      c2
...         ...         c2
....        ...         c2

I would like to use them in Leaflet like below, and want to show cruise track


So my question is

  1. How do I convert these data to shapefile and deploy them in GeoServer

    ( what are the tools I can use preferebly CLI to convert CSV to shapefile )

  2. So within GeoServer is it possible to retrieve cruise track of individual trackid using some query like below at least REST API

                           Here c1 is trackid, 
                          serve cruise track from track id c1
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  • GeoServer doesn't need shapefiles to be able to serve data out in a format to be used in Leaflet. – nmtoken Jul 29 '19 at 13:03

Here are some options:

  1. Use QGIS to convert .csv to shapefile (do a web search on this you'll find many tutorials and q/a)
  2. Once the shapefile is served out through GeoServer as a WFS you may use CQL REST queries to return features by id or various other attributes:



  • Thank you, but QGIS has CLI ?, I have nearly around 300 files, bath processing is available ? also I want to make multiline string. – user3637224 Jul 25 '19 at 4:05
  • QGIS does have a python window for running python commands/data conversions. Also the pyqgis python module has methods for creating line features from point coordinates. gis.stackexchange.com/questions/60307/… – artwork21 Jul 30 '19 at 12:50

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