[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Edu] Web cartography, SLD

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 15:01:18 PST 2016

It is an XML standard for communicating styles between systems. A client
can make a GetMap request and provide the SLD as part of the request if
they want a different visual.

I ran a styling workshop
<http://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/styling/workshop/index.html> for
GeoServer at FOSS4G which is closer to what you are looking for.  While
GeoServer can store styling configuration using SLD it is not the only way,
the workshop uses CSS or YSLD as a more human readable way to introduce
styling concepts.

A number of applications can read SLDs - GeoServer, MapServer etc...  For
writing I do not have a complete list: uDig application provides a GUI and
uses the same rendering engine as GeoServer. At the last FOSS4G code sprint
there was some effort put towards improving the abilities of QGIS to output
SLD. I could not tell if gvSig supported SLD or not (looked to just be for
legends and symbols?).

Jody Garnett

On 1 December 2016 at 13:32, Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Stefan,
>    Thanks very much for pointing out those 2 tutorials and the GeoServer
> SLD documention.
>    I am actually looking for a "packaged" training and/or workshop that I
> can attend (either in-class or online) where I can learn best-practices for
> web cartography and using SLD.
>    I'm actually surprised that not that many individuals and organizations
> offer training services about SLD. Is SLD only used by the GeoServer
> community? Why the lack of documentation? Are there other vector styling
> technologies and techniques more commonly used?
> Best Regards,
> Regie
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:44 PM, stefan steiniger <sstein at geo.uzh.ch>
> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I know of these 2 tutorials in Cartographic Perspectives by Richard G
>> Donohue, Robert E Roth, and Carl M Sack on web cartography:
>> https://github.com/uwcart/cartographic-perspectives
>> but its not about SLD. For SLD it may be best to check the GeoServer
>> Documentation directly
>> http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/styling/sld/cookbook/
>> Although it also turns out that only half of the stuff is documented if I
>> follow the GeoServer user list correctly ;).
>> best,
>> Stefan
>> On Dec 1, 2016, at 10:56, Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> >     Do any of the members in the list know of training and/or
>> educational opportunities on web cartography and the use Styled Layer
>> Descriptor (SLD)?
>> >
>> > Best Regards,
>> > Regie
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