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Mastering Geoserver

By : Colin Henderson
Book Image

Mastering Geoserver

By: Colin Henderson

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering GeoServer
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Serving data from Oracle

Out of the box, GeoServer does not support Oracle databases as a data source. However, there is an extension available that enables support for it as a data source. We just need to add the extension into our GeoServer instance and configure a connection to our database.

Installing the Oracle extension

To add support for Oracle databases, we need to download the extension. We must ensure we choose the download matching the version of GeoServer that we installed. We have been using the stable version (which at the time of writing is 2.5.2), so this is the version of the extension that we need to download. In your favorite browser, go to and choose the Oracle option under the Extensions | Data store section, as shown in the following screenshot:

Download the file to a location on your system and issue the following command from a command line; this command will work whether you are running a Linux or Windows environment:

$ unzip geoserver...