GeoServer Essentials training
A two day introduction to GeoServer. Prior GIS experience and an understanding of OGC Web Services is a prerequisite for this GeoServer training course. Knowledge of web technologies is also preferred.
2 days8 CPD points
Downloading and installing GeoServer and a familiarisation of the Administrator console to add simple Vector and Raster data.
Drawing Prettier Maps
Drawing prettier maps through simple styling, labelling features and importing styles from QGIS.
Using simple clients such as QGIS, Leaflet and OpenLayers to view results from GeoServer provides and end-to-end of a complete technology stack.
Working with the CSS Styling plugin, understanding OGC Style Layer Definitions (SLD) and how to make the most from Freemarker templates.
Other Web Services
Setting up an OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) to serve interoperable vector geometries. Understanding and implementing cascading OGC Web Mapping Services.
Loading and implementing the INSPIRE plugin for serving metadata and also other necessities such as automatically watermarking data from the Ordnance Survey.
Advanced Raster Management
Reformat Rasters using external utilities such as GDAL. Mosaicing (stitching) images together to provide a single complete coverage to pyramid ensuring optimal delivery speeds to your users.
Understanding how Users, Groups and Roles work together and connecting to centralized directories such as LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory.
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GeoServer Advanced training
This one day course is for advanced users who have either completed the GeoServer Essentials course or who have been using GeoServer for some time. It covers adding advanced vector & raster formats and how to serve rasters using a WCS. After completing this GeoServer training course, you should be able to add complex data (including MetOc – Meteorological and Oceanographic) and make use of the REST API to automate adding data and styles. You will also have a basic knowledge of how to add printing services to GeoServer.
1 day4 CPD points
Other Web Services
Diving into more advanced OGC services including setting up a Web Coverage Service (WCS), cascading a Remote Web Feature Service (WFS) and implementing a Web Processing Service (WPS).
Running in Production
Production tuning including Advanced Configuration, Flow Control and methods of Monitoring. Also includes an introduction to the powerful REST Management API.
Maximizing styling features such as dynamic rendering transformations, including external graphics and implementing functions.
Configuring GeoServer for printing and also including of servicing WMS Dimensions where time, elevations etc can be implemented.
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Meet the author
Ian is a member of the GeoTools PSC & GeoServer PMC.
He is a founder and code committer for the GeoTools java library which provides the underpinning spatial tools for GeoServer.
He has extensive experience working with Open Source software (PostGIS, GeoServer, QGIS and others) spanning over 25 years.