Introduction to GeoServer

Duration: 2 Days
Prerequisites: Participants should have a working knowledge in GIS

Course Objective

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards. GeoServer is a core component of the OpenGeo Suite. This course will introduce attendees to GeoServer. Attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data.

Module I: Introduction to GeoServer and its Functionalities

  • GeoServer Basics:
    • Introduction to GeoServer;
    • Uses;
    • Prominence of GeoServer and prerequisites for GeoServer – Installing JRE;
    • Creating Data Directory;
    • Setting Data Directory;
    • Installation of Geoserver.
  • Working with Geoserver I:
    • Overview of Web Administration Interface;
    • Supported Data formats in GeoServer;
    • Workspaces and its prominence;
    • Creating Workspaces, Stores, and Managing Layers.

Module II: Spatial Data in Geoserver, Services and Styles

  • Working With Geoserver II:
    • Publishing Spatial Data;
    • Loading Spatial Data into GeoServer;
    • Managing Layer groups;
    • Publishing Spatial Data in Geoserver (Vector and Raster).
  • About Services:
    • Introduction to Services;
    • Web Map Service;
    • Web Feature Service;
    • Web Coverage Service;
    • Virtual OWS Services.
  • Styles:
    • How to configure and work with basic styles;
    • Using the existing styles.

On Completion

On completion of this course you can:

  • Understand the prominence of GeoServer in GIS.
  • Understand how to load and manage the Spatial Data in GeoServer.
  • Understand how to work with styles and loading styles.
  • Learn how to manage the services in GeoServer.
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