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Expert GeoServer

By : Ben Mearns
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Expert GeoServer

By: Ben Mearns

Overview of this book

GeoServer is open source, server-side software written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. In this book, you'll start by learning how to develop a spatial analysis platform with web processing services. Then you'll see how to develop an algorithm by chaining together geospatial analysis processes, which you can share with anyone in the world. Next you'll delve into a very important technique to improve the speed of your map application—tile caching. Here, you'll understand how tile caching works, how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service, and how to leverage tile caching in your OpenLayers web application. Further on, you'll explore important tweaks to produce a performant GeoServer-backed web mapping application. Moving on, you'll enable authentication on the frontend and backend to protect sensitive map data, and deliver sensitive data to your end user. Finally, you'll see how to put your web application into production in a secure and user-friendly way. You'll go beyond traditional web hosting to explore the full range of hosting options in the cloud, and maintain a reliable server instance.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Putting it into Production

In this final chapter, you will learn how to get your GeoServer instance running on the web for your end users, and how to keep it running. First, you'll learn about the hosting options for GeoServer and how to deploy. You'll learn how to monitor GeoServer to maintain a stable instance and troubleshoot. Next, you'll learn about backup and recovery techniques, and finally, we'll go through a checklist of settings for production of GeoServer to make sure you have your bases covered.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Hosting your GeoServer instance and app
  • Monitoring the GeoServer instance
  • Backup and recovery
  • Production checklist