FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Getting Started with GeoServer
11-28, 14:00–18:00 (Asia/Seoul), Circle Room

GeoServer is a much loved open-source project and one of the most popular web mapping services in the world. This workshop provides a gentle hands-on introduction in setting up and enjoying GeoServer.

This workshop covers the advantages of using GeoServer; looking at the abilities of this open-source technology.

  • We will start with a demonstration of geoserver installation and touch on system requirements and installation of extensions

  • Hands-on publication of spatial data (vector, raster and database).

  • GeoServer styling and web mapping use

  • Preflight check-lists making sure your datasets, and web services, are ready for use.

  • Demonstration of one-click-publishing from Desktop GIS using geocat-bridge tool.

  • For those migrating from ESRI software this workshop offers an opportunity to explore foss4g similarities and differences.

This session is a great way to get started, geared towards those with no prior open source experience. Familiarity with GIS concepts is recommended for attendees, and you are welcome to bring your own data.

This is a hands-on workshop: If you are comfortable installing software on your laptop you are encouraged to do so. If you can not install it is okay - GeoCat will provide a hosted GeoServer (so only a browser is required to attend).

Jody Garnett is an open source developer and advocate working with GeoCat Canada. He has over 20 years experience consulting, training, building solutions, and guiding technology development. Jody is on the steering committee for the GeoServer, GeoTools, and JTS Topology Suite projects, and volunteers as chair of the OSGeo Incubation Committee.

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