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Questions tagged [geoserver]

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data.

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How to put GeoServer layers behind authentication?

I want to publish map layers using OpenLayers and GeoServer. While this is easy enough to set up, I'm a bit lost when it comes to authentication possibilities. What I want is to create different users ...
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Converting ArcGIS layer style to Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) file?

I am putting together a GIS server using GeoServer and need some help with importing my layer styles from ArcGIS 10 to SLD format. I have one layer in ArcMap properly symbolized and labeled, how ...
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Any low-cost Virtual Private Servers able to run GeoServer?

I'm looking at virtual private server hosting options for GeoServer. At a recent conference, the most often cited cost of such servers was around $50/month. I've found a few places that advertize ...
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Comparing Google Earth Enterprise to ArcGIS for Server and GeoServer? [closed]

I'm working on a web app that includes mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). We're starting to outgrow the limitations of Google's free stuff, and ...
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Mapnik, Mapserver or Geoserver

I'm currently developing an ArcGIS based flex web viewer. ArcGIS is great for most of the things but there are some issues like performance and license costs. That's why I'm looking into possible ...
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Publishing PostGIS Rasters in GeoServer?

How do I publish PostGIS rasters using GeoServer? I have spent a lot of time trying to create a Raster datasource using Image Mosaic JDBC but with no luck. Steps performed: 1. Downloaded and ...
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How to add a simple WFS layer from GeoServer to OpenLayers map?

I'm trying to add one of the included datasets with GeoServer to an OpenLayers map. I've followed the OpenGeo tutorials, seen similar thread on here, but I can't seem to crack it. Can somebody take a ...
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Seeking advice on generic open-source package roadmap? [closed]

I just wanted to ask for advice from the open source GIS gurus on a recommended stack to use for my envisioned project, as I do not fully understand the limits of the possible with most packages. I ...
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How do I change geotiff “no data” color to white/transparent rather than black?

I am preparing data for inclusion into a geonetwork node, where the maps are displayed via geoserver. The problem is that cells that have"no data" are displaying as black in the geotiff and I am ...
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Passing Filter Parameters to GeoServer WFS via URL?

I'm trying to use PHP's CURL function to fetch geoJSON information from a GeoServer instance. I'm doing this using url variables rather than trying to construct a full xml GetFeature request. However,...
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Recommended Server Specs for GeoServer

we serve our Geographic data via our flagship application Dorset Explorer. This uses OpenLayers and GeoServer to serve our Geographic data, including OSM and OS Basemaps and a mass of other data such ...
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What are hardware requirements for a cloud hosted PostGIS & GeoServer?

I have been playing with a local installation of PostGIS & GeoServer. I would like to move my work online now to share it with several collaborators. The proof of the concept map will consist of ...
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Create a Layer in GeoServer using REST

As part of a possible solution to this question i want create a layer in GeoServer via REST that supplies a SQL statement along with a userid. Reading I think i would create a feature type and ...
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Enabling CORS in GeoServer (jetty)?

I hope somebody has already figured this one out. I just installed Geoserver 2.9 on a vanilla Ubuntu 16.04 distro. The Geoserver 2.8 method of enabling CORS with the shanbe.hezoun class does no longer ...
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What are the pros and cons of running on a windows server vs. a linux server?

We're in the process of trying to decide where to host our GeoServer installation in production. Are there any major pros or cons of hosting on windows vs. linux?
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Programming Geoserver 2.0.2 to add a raster data store and layer without the UI

I have a directory of raster imagery that will be updated continually. From this imagery, I am making Image Pyramids using the Geotool's PyramidBuilder utility. I need to setup a cron job to ...
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GeoServer 2.3 how to enable jsonp

I'd like to enable jsonp on GeoServer 2.3.0. The docs say to set ENABLE_JSONP to true. A response from the GeoServer users list says to edit web.xml, (set System variable ENABLE_JSONP=true and ...
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Is there any software (with a graphical user interface) for creating Style Layer Descriptors?

Is there any software that can easily create a Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) without using a script?
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OpenLayers: how to style WFS layer with SLD file?

I'm experimenting with a simple web mapping service build on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack on Win 2008 Server. I overlay vector layer from PostGIS using: var Index1v = new OpenLayers.Layer....
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GeoServer: Best way to publish 2500 TIFF or 71 ECW files?

I have ortophotos of an area that I need to serve as a background map for my vectors. I got it as 2500 files (71,5MB each) in raw TIFF format with corresponding TFW word file - 180GB of data. ...
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How to migrate a specific workspace, store and layer in Geoserver

Geoserver is running on a development and production environment. I would like to migrate just one workspace, store, layer, style, etc from development to production. How can I do this? I know I can ...
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How to use Leaflet to efficiently show parts of a massive dataset?

I keep seeing non-GIS web developers running into this problem, and I'm not sure what the solution is. There is some dataset of thousands of items. We want to show a map to the user, with the visible ...
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How to get Leaflet interactivity from Geoserver WMS?

I have geoserver serving shapefiles as a WMS into Leaflet. I'd like to add interativity that shows a popup with WMS attributes in the Leaflet map when the user hovers over or clicks on a WMS feature. ...
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Simplify GeoServer WFS output

I am dealing with some large datasets and would like to minimise the amount of data sent over the network. I am using OpenLayers' BBox strategy to only transfer the data that is needed but I am ...
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The International Date Line wrap around

Using OpenLayers, I added a WFS layer (on GeoServer) with a filter that returns all features (black) that intersect my polygon (yellow) placed over some Latin American countries within certain dates. ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Hosting GeoServer+Openlayers web mapping application on internet? [closed]

I have created a web mapping application prototype using GeoServer (running on Tomcat as the servlet), Openlayers and PostGIS. Since it was a prototype, at that time, i did not bother about the ...
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How to filter big datasets in Geoserver WMS?

Is there a good way to filter datasets with approx 50,000 features in Geoserver? I'd have to select between 100 and 200 features based on ids. These ids are different from the FeatureIds. Couldn't ...
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Merge GeoWebCache generated tiles from one server with tiles from another server

I have a set of tiles (millions) generated by the builtin GWC in GeoServer 2.1.2 which is stored on server A. I would like to copy all the tiles to server B containing GeoServer 2.1.3 and the ...
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SLD Editor with GUI? [closed]

I am setting up a GeoServer instance to serve up a few different PostGIS databases. I have GeoServer up and running however, it takes me forever to enter the SLD into GeoServer by hand. Is there a ...
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Why do we need Mapserver/Geoserver to present data from spatial database to web browser?

I was trying "How I set up GeoServer on an old machine" and By @iant I was setting up Tomcat and all. I suddenly had a question ... why do we need MapServer and GeoServer? Can these servers pull ...
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How do I change geoserver admin password?

I was wondering how can change the default password of geoserver admin from geoserver to something else? I have tried two different things, but none worked. First thing I tried following the online ...
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Completely brand new to GIS - Help picking technology from the pros [duplicate]

I'm new to GIS and need to learn for an internship. I've been reading a lot and now need help picking technologies to use... particularly the map serving technologies. Project requirements - Free ...
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Difference between Geoserver stores: ImageMosaic, WorldImage, ImagePyramid

What are the differences between the Geoserver stores ImageMosaic, WorldImage, and ImagePyramid? I noticed that ImagePyramid is no longer included in the latest Geoserver. Is one of these more ...
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Are there any Hosting companies, that offer Geoserver?

I am working with a non-profit, and we are planning to have a webmap for them. Most of the hosting providers just offer a simple LAMP setup on their Linux option, and if you want to install any ...
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Web mapping software for a huge raster time series?

I'm an ArcGIS Desktop user who is stepping into the world of web mapping for the first time. Following advice I found here on GIS.SE, I started with the free tutorials from OpenGeo. However, I ...
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Editing PostGIS/GeoServer data via web?

I've got PostGIS installed and would like to create a web application to do some simple edits: Draw manually (over a Basemap) points, lines and polylines, using snapping points (points, end of lines,...
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In SLD, how do I add a string to a label describing a property?

Using Geoserver, is there any way that I can add a predefined string: "No. " to a property: postalnumber? <sld:Label> <ogc:PropertyName>postalnumber</ogc:PropertyName> </sld:...
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Color balance and publish large amount of high resolution imagery in geoserver

I have a large amount of RapidEye images (+300 Gb) that I want to use as a basemap for a online application. So far I've managed to serve them as an ImagePyramid in geoserver following the steps shown ...
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Geoserver with Amazon s3 bucket

I have Apache running Geoserver on my virtual instance, and I am wondering whether the Geoserver data directory can point to an Amazon S3 bucket. Is this possible? How does this affect performance? ...
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QGIS Server limitations?

QGIS Server seems to be fairly simple to setup and create services, however I'm wondering if there are any limitations with using it opposed to MapServer or GeoServer. My current server ...
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Why are date vaules displaying a trailing 'Z' when layers are published with Geoserver and a PostGIS data store?

I have published various layers using Geoserver 2.2.x with a PostGIS 2.0.1 (PostgreSQL 9.1.x) data store. Fields that only have date values and not time/timestamp related values are stored as date. ...
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GeoServer ImageMosaic PostGIS index update

I use GeoServer where I created an ImageMosaic storage following this manual. When I create a new datastore, all *.tif files are indexed into the DB (PostgreSQL with PostGIS). How can I create new ...
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Is it possible to put Geoserver behind a proxy and access the WMS/WFS using OpenLayers

I just start to work with Geoserver and Openlayers and one of the main concerns of the project now is do not expose the geoserver web interface outside of the internal network. No access to www....
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How to avoid Pink tiles when DB view/Table is empty?

I have views that are spatial in a sense that they select some spatial column from other table. This table is published using geoserver. This table is live and sometime has no data at all. When the ...
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How to add Geoserver WFS to Leaflet JS Application

I have a PostGIS database and have successfully consumed a table into GeoServer and published a WFS. Are there REST endpoints available for these WFS' akin to ESRI's feature services? How are ...
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Seeking GeoServer tutorials? [closed]

What are sources where I can learn how to use GeoServer? I know of these two sites: http://geoserver.org/ - which in fact is not working (at least at the moment) http://workshops.opengeo.org/...
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Should I use a CMS for my web mapping application?

For my web mapping app, I am using GeoServer as server, PostGIS as spatial DB and OpenLayers on client side (as well as other JS libraries). The map is composed of base maps and vector layers. One of ...
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Only return the NumberOfFeatures in a WFS query

I'm running a GetFeature WFS query in GeoServer (looking for features within a polygon) but all I actually want is the total number of features. Is there a way of just returning this info (in the hope ...
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Automating removal of all demo layers from GeoServer?

Is there an easy way to empty out an install of a standalone Geoserver jar (i.e., delete all the examples) or do I have to do it through either the admin GUI or the RESTful interface? Can I just ...