Please forgive what I am sure is a very noob question, but I need to do some research into the best way to achieve this and I am a beginner to GIS.
My employer has a Geoserver instance set up which can serve up files in all manner of formats. Is it possible to plot one of these onto Google Maps v3 in such a way as to make the feature's properties available to an information pop-up?
My development server is not on the same domain as the Geoserver, but the Geoserver serves up files publicly.
I have tried using GeoJSON but this seems to rely on the Geoserver and web server being on the same domain, otherwise cross site scripting protection prevents the connection - this works fine as long as I download the GeoJSON into a text file and store it on the web server but the source database will be regularly updated so the mapping needs to be dynamic.
I've tried using a KML layer, but nothing displays at all when I use this method replacing the KML file URL with my own Geoserver's KML file url.
I think this must not be a weird question as having a map with features that pop up info when you click them seems to be a fairly common thing, so can someone advise me where to start?
e.g. What is the best format to use to serve up dynamically updated data from Geoserver? Is it possible to display this kind of info on Google Maps? I believe that this needs to be a web feature service in order to plot vector objects rather than image-based maps - how would you handle this kind of request?