[Live-demo] GeoServer definition and description

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:14:58 EDT 2009

Volker or Andrea,
Can you please check these files into svn at:

Andrea Aime wrote:
> Hi all,
> attached you can find the GeoServer definition and descriptor.
> Cheers
> Andrea
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>     * GeoServer 1.7.6 <geoserver_description.html>
>       GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that
>       allows users to share and edit geospatial data. It publishes
>       data from major spatial data sources using open standards.
>       GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial
>       Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage
>       Service (WCS 1.1) standards, as well as a high performance
>       compliant Web Map Service (WMS) and KML publisher.
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>   GeoServer 1.7.6
>     What is GeoServer
> GeoServer <http://geoserver.org> is a Java-based software server that 
> allows users to view and edit geospatial data. Using open standards 
> set forth by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), GeoServer allows 
> for great flexibility in map creation and data sharing. Open and Share 
> Your Spatial Data GeoServer allows you to display your spatial 
> information to the world. Implementing the Web Map Service (WMS) 
> standard, 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.
> There is much more to GeoServer than nicely styled maps, though. 
> GeoServer also conforms to the Web Feature Service (WFS) standard, 
> which permits the actual sharing and editing of the data that is used 
> to generate the maps. Others can incorporate your data into their 
> websites and applications, freeing your data and permitting greater 
> transparency.
>     Use Free and Open Source Software
> GeoServer is free software. This significantly lowers the financial 
> barrier to entry when compared to traditional GIS products. In 
> addition, not only is it available free of charge, it is also open 
> source. Bug fixes and feature improvements in open source software are 
> greatly accelerated when compared to traditional software solutions. 
> Leveraging GeoServer in your organization also prevents software 
> lock-in, saving costly support contracts down the road.
>     Integrate With Existing
> Mapping APIs GeoServer can display data on any of the popular mapping 
> applications such as Google Maps, Google Earth, Yahoo Maps, and 
> Microsoft Virtual Earth. In addition, GeoServer can connect with 
> traditional GIS architectures such as ESRI ArcGIS.
>     Join the Community
> GeoServer has a large and vibrant community consisting of users and 
> developers from all over the world. Support is available through a 
> variety of sources, such as email lists and IRC (the latter with real 
> time access to software developers). In addition, commercial support 
> is available from a variety of providers. With GeoServer, you are 
> always in good company.
>     Running
> To run GRASS on the Live DVD, click on the "GeoServer start" link on 
> the desktop. Wait a few seconds and a browser will pop up pointing to 
> the GeoServer web administration console. Try also the "Style 
> GeoServer" link to use the interactive, fully online SLD style editor.
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Cameron Shorter
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