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  • Install GeoServer in a production environment to make it robust and scalable
  • Optimize and exploit your vector and raster datasets from a range of data storage options
  • Serve data that conforms to complex schemas
  • Utilize proxy data requests to enhance server capabilities or secure data services
  • Create great looking maps through alternative approaches for styling and web printing services
  • Exploit the spatial analysis capabilities of GeoServer through scripting
  • Integrate GeoServer in your corporate security mechanisms
  • Monitor the performance and health of your GeoServer instance and optimize it for the production phase

Whether you have used GeoServer before or are just starting out with it, this book will give you the skills and knowledge to unlock the value of your spatial information and deliver great looking maps.

This book will take you on a journey from installing GeoServer in a production environment through to securing and optimizing it so it's ready for use. Along the way, you will learn how to optimize your raster data for efficient delivery, exploit data stored in a spatial database, style data to create great looking maps, use GeoServer as a proxy, create scripts to perform spatial analysis, and monitor the health of your server.

Consequently, if you are looking to unlock the potential of GeoServer to deliver powerful desktop and mobile web mapping solutions that exploit spatial and location-based data, the tutorials inside this book will meet your needs for a detailed solution.

  • Exploit the power of GeoServer to provide agile, flexible, and low total-cost community projects
  • Explore the many different ways that vector and raster data can be exploited to deliver great looking maps
  • Extend GeoServer's functionality by understanding techniques to work with advanced production system configuration, monitoring, and security
Page Count 420
Course Length 12 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781783287697
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2014


Colin Henderson

Colin Henderson is a spatial solutions architect with 14 years of experience working on solutions to complex spatial problems. He is currently the Geospatial Systems Capability Lead for Atkins, one of the world's leading design, engineering, and project management consultancies. Although experienced in a wide range of proprietary GIS software, his current focus is on specializing in the integration of open source software in complex enterprise environments. His most recent projects involve the integration of GeoServer with FME Server from Safe Software and the delivery of spatial web-mapping applications through Esri's ArcGIS for the Server platform and Latitude Geographics' Geocortex framework. Colin is the Technical Architect and Lead Developer of Atkins' open source-based spatial integration platform, CIRRUSmaps™, a solution built on the best breed of open source spatial software, including PostGIS and OpenLayers, with GeoServer at its heart, and designed from the ground-up for deployment in cloud environments.

A self-confessed techie, Colin enjoys digging deeper to understand technology and software, and then applying this learning to create innovative solutions to problems. When possible, he likes to "pay it forward" by helping others with their problems, through contributions on GIS Stack Exchange, in particular.