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.
Being a community-driven project, GeoServer is developed, tested, and supported by a diverse group of individuals and organizations from around the world.
GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards, as well as a high performance certified compliant Web Map Service (WMS). GeoServer forms a core component of the Geospatial Web.
GeoServer 2.5 Released
GeoServer 2.5 is shaping up to be a great milestone and we would like to thank all those who downloaded 2.5-RC1 and submitted feedback and pull requests.
- The Oracle JNDI store now exposes fetch sizes,
- CSW requests are namespace aware again and
- Improved handling of unknown elements in configurations which should aid downgrading installs by Andrea Aime
- Polar Stereographic projections have been fixed by Ben Caradoc-Davies
- Thanks to Andrea and Jody for reviewing and merging pull requests
- Thanks to Ian Turton, Envitia and the Scottish Government’s AFRC for facilitating this release.
- Check the release notes for more details
- This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 11.0.
About GeoServer 2.5.0
Articles and resources for GeoServer 2.5 series:
- GeoServer 2.5-beta announcement reviews key features of this release:
- WCS 2.0 and WCS 2.0 Earth Observation have been added (thanks to DLR and Eumesat for funding this)
- The addition of a batch importer to making setting up GeoServer easier (thanks to MapStory).
- High performance PNG encoder based on PNGJ library (Andrea Aime). Improved JPEG performance using libjpegturbo available as an optional extension (Simone Giannecchini and Daniele Romagnoli)
- Use of ST_Simplify to improve PostGIS rendering performance (a collaboration with Andrea and Jonathan Moules).
- New implementation of GetFeatureInfo that takes into account symbol shapes, offsets, and dynamic line widths into account (thanks to Eskilstuna municipality for funding this).
Read more at Official GeoServer Website
Source: GeoServer Blog