GeoServer Beginner’s Guide – Second Edition

Key FeaturesExploit the power of GeoServer to provide agile, flexible, and low total-cost community projects; Share real-time maps quicklyBoost your map server's performance using the power and flexibility of GeoServerBook DescriptionGeoServer is an open-source server written in Java that allows users to share, process and edit geospatial data.This book will guide you through the new features and improvements of GeoServer and will help you get started with it. GeoServer Beginner's Guide gives you a kick start to build custom maps using your data without the need for costly commercial software licenses and restrictions. Even if you do not have prior GIS knowledge, you will be able to make interactive maps after reading this book.We will install GeoServer, access your data from a database, style points, lines, polygons, and labels to impress site visitors with real-time maps. Then we would follow along through a step-by-step guide that installs GeoServer in minutes. Explore the web-based administrative interface to connect to backend data stores such as MySQL, PostGIS, MSSQL, and Oracle. Going ahead you can display your data on web-based interactive maps, style lines, points, polygons, and embed images to visualize this data for your web visitors. You will walk away from this book with a working application ready for production.After reading the GeoServer Beginner's Guide, you will be able to build beautiful, custom maps on your website built using your geospatial data.What you will learnInstall GeoServer quicklyAccess your dynamic real-time geospatial data which you can easily integrate into your own web-based application.Create custom styles for lines, points, and polygons for great looking mapsCommand GeoServer remotely using RESTTune your GeoServer instance for performanceMove GeoServer into productionLearn advanced topics to extend GeoServer's capabilities

Author: Stefano Iacovella

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