I have problem with styling in geoserver. Using tutorial from https://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/styling/sld/cookbook/lines.html#id7 everything is ok but when I want to use ExternalGraphic instead of WKN symbol nothing happend.

My sld file look like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<sld:UserStyle xmlns:sld="http://www.opengis.net/sld" xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/sld" xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml" xmlns:ogc="http://www.opengis.net/ogc">
    <sld:Name>Default Styler</sld:Name>
                                <sld:OnlineResource xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="" />

Someone of you know why it happens?

BTW I try make it work because I need line on my wms looking like http://wms.e-mapa.net/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/www/egmina/implementation/czerwonak/pln/wms/mpzp.map&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=lzb&SRS=EPSG:2180&BBOX=364177.88820526295,519023.6162198745,364271.63820526295,519054.7197354995&WIDTH=1920&HEIGHT=637&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&FORMAT=image/png&styles=,,,,,&unique=3971

Thanks for any help.


The first thing to check is that you can open in your browser. I suspect that is the problem.

The easy way to use an external graphic is to put it in the styles directory and refer to it using a relative path - I use something like:

  • In case that your file is not accepted and GeoServer throws a Can't parse yourFile.svg as a java resource present in the classpath in the logs, try to specify the absolute file path in the SLD file instead of a relative one, e.g. file:///geoserver_data/styles/yourFile.svg. This helped me when I encountered this issue.
    – Dirk
    Sep 14 '15 at 16:14
  • 1
    Don't forget if your style is owned by a workspace you need to add the folder under the styles directory.
    – Magno C
    Jun 13 '16 at 12:40

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