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GeoServer is an open source server-side software written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. In this course, you’ll start by learning how to develope a Spatial Analysis Platform with Web Processing Services. Then you’ll see how to develop an algorithm by chaining together geospatial analysis processes, which you can share with anyone in the world.

Next you’ll dive into a very important technique to improve the speed of your web map application—tile caching. Here, you’ll understand how tile caching works, how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service, and how to leverage the tile cache in your OpenLayers web application.

Further on, you’ll see important tweaks to produce a performant GeoServer-backed web mapping application. By properly configuring your GeoServer instance, you can avoid performance bottlenecks for your end user. Next, we’ll enable authentication and identity management for your application, where you’ll build a user-specific and secure web application through identity management and authentication. Moving on, you’ll enable authentication on the front and back ends to protect sensitive map data, and how to deliver sensitive data to your end user.

Finally, you’ll see how to put your web application into production in a secure and user-friendly way. Here, we’ll look at hosting of the OpenLayers, GeoServer, and data aspects of your application. You’ll go beyond traditional web hosting to explore the full range of hosting options in the cloud, and maintaining a reliable server instance

Style and Approach

The course takes a practical approach to understand how to put your GeoServer-based web application into fast, user-friendly, and secure production.

Publication date:
March 2018
2 hours 6 minutes

About the Author

  • 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.

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