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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 8. Integrating GeoServer in a Spatial Data Infrastructure

Up to now, we have spent a lot of time looking at how we can configure GeoServer and control the way it outputs data. Now, it is time for a change in pace. In this chapter, we will examine the role that GeoServer can play in an enterprise environment, specifically within a Spatial Data Infrastructure.

We are going to consider what a Spatial Data Infrastructure is and the role that GeoServer can play in it. Through this chapter, we will examine the following concepts:

  • What a Spatial Data Infrastructure is

  • The technology platform and the role GeoServer plays in it

  • A desktop user's perspective of a Spatial Data Infrastructure

  • A data consumer's perspective of a Spatial Data Infrastructure

Spatial Data Infrastructures are complex enterprise systems, and we can't possibly begin to discuss the best approach to implement them in this chapter, as this is a subject worthy of its own book. The purpose of this chapter is to attempt to give...