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Fundamentals of Geoserver [Video]

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Learn
  • Explore the software platform on which GeoServer runs.
  • Learn the minimum recommended specifications and JRE dependencies
  • Explore types of installation for GeoServer on different platforms
  • Learn the default web mapping API for GeoServer, OpenLayers.
  • Learn how to make and test your first OpenLayers web map application on your local file system.
About

GeoServer is an open source server-side software written in Java and allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards. GeoServer can create maps in a variety of output formats. OpenLayers, a free mapping library, is integrated into GeoServer, making map generation quick and easy. GeoServer is built on GeoTools, an open source Java GIS toolkit.

In this Volume you will cover the foundations of GeoServer so that you understand how GeoServer works. We will start by exploring the software platform on which GeoServer runs, including the operating system, Java runtime, and the other libraries on which GeoServer depends; you will learn about the minimum recommended specifications and JRE dependencies. Next you will learn to troubleshoot problems that may occur in a GeoServer installation before they happen; you will also learn how to choose the type of installation for GeoServer in order to optimize your experience. Further you will be guided through installing GeoServer on your chosen platform, learning not just how to install GeoServer, but what exactly you've installed.

After installation, you will learn about the default web mapping API for GeoServer, OpenLayers, how to test it, and how to make your first OpenLayers web map on your local file system.

Finally you will learn about GeoServer data stores, adding data in GeoServer, and how to create data stores from local and external resources in a variety of formats using GeoServer management features.

This video course will provide a step–by-step guide to understanding the foundations of GeoServer and how it works. You will cover GeoServer fundamentals and its environment, GeoServer installation and setup, creating your first OpenLayers Web map application and GeoServer data stores, and adding data in GeoServer. At the end of this volume you will understand the fundamentals of GeoServer, and how to publish a variety of data stores, and how they will be deployed through HTML web page-embedded OpenLayers maps.

Style and Approach

In a step-by-step manner, this video covers the foundations of GeoServer so that you understand how GeoServer works. You will understand the underpinnings of GeoServer, and how to publish a variety of data stores, and how they can be deployed through HTML web page-embedded OpenLayers maps.

Features
  • Explore Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the libraries on which GeoServer depends.
  • Explore troubleshooting problems that may occur in a GeoServer installation and choose the right type of installation for GeoServer.
  • Create your first OpenLayers Web map application and test it
  • Explore GeoServer data stores, workspaces, and types
  • Create new data stores from local and external resources in a variety of formats using GeoServer management features
Course Length 1 hour 19 minutes
ISBN 9781788294577
Date Of Publication 26 Jul 2017

Authors

Ben Mearns

Ben Mearns was previously the Lead Geospatial Information Consultant at the University of Delaware, where he was the senior GIS professional charged with leading, developing, and advising on GIS solutions. He developed the GeoServer-based campus mapping system. He has held GIS and data positions at the University of Pennsylvania Cartographic Modeling Lab, Princeton University Department of Sociology, and Macalester College Department of Geography.