Advanced GIS Server Administration GeoServer II

Course Date Onsite fees: Location Register
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi
11/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi


GeoServer is a Java-based software server that allows users to view and edit geospatial data. Using open standards set forth by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), GeoServer allows for great flexibility in map creation and data sharing. GeoServer allows you to display your spatial information to the world. Implementing the Web Map Service (WMS) standard, GeoServer can create maps in a variety of output formats. OpenLayers, a free mapping library, is integrated into GeoServer, making map generation quick and easy. GeoServer is built on Geotools, an open source Java GIS toolkit. There is much more to GeoServer than nicely styled maps, though. GeoServer also conforms to the Web Feature Service(WFS) standard, which permits the actual sharing and editing of the data that is used to generate the maps. Others can incorporate your data into their websites and applications, freeing your data and permitting greater transparency. GeoServer is free software.  This significantly lowers the financial barrier to entry when compared to traditional GIS products. In addition, not only is it available free of charge, it is also open source. Bug fixes and feature improvements in open source software are greatly accelerated when compared to traditional software solutions. Leveraging GeoServer in your organization also prevents software lock-in, saving costly support contracts down the road. GeoServer can display data on any of the popular mapping applications such as Google Maps, Google Earth, Yahoo Maps, and Microsoft Virtual Earth. In addition, GeoServer can connect with traditional GIS architectures such as ESRI ArcGIS. This will help participants on how to administrate and publish GIS data with GeoServer, build their custom maps using your own data without the need for costly commercial software. The participants will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data with GeoServer. Including navigating the GeoServer user interface, OGC web services, styling data with SLD, connect to backend data such as PostGIS and tile caching with GeoWebCache.



After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Work with application schemas
  • Configure the server
  • Learn about web services in GeoServer
  • Configure GeoServer data directory
  • Apply Filter
  • Explore and understand the security features for GeoServer
  • Learn and understand the functioning of GeoWebCache
  • Understand the capabilities of the GeoServer extensions



5 days



Module 1:

Working with Application Schemas

  • Complex Features
  • Installation
  • WFS Service Settings
  • Configuration
  • Mapping File
  • Application Schema Resolution
  • Supported GML Versions
  • Secondary Namespaces
  • CQL functions
  • Property Interpolation
  • Data Stores
  • Feature Chaining
  • Polymorphism
  • Data Access Integration
  • MongoDB


Module 2:

Services and filtering

  • Web Map Service (WMS)
  • Web Feature Service (WFS)
  • Web Coverage Service (WCS)
  • Web Processing Service (WPS)
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW)



  • Supported filter languages
  • Filter Encoding Reference
  • ECQL Reference
  • Filter functions
  • Filter Function Reference


Module 3:

Server configuration

  • Status
  • Contact Information
  • Global Settings
  • Image Processing
  • Raster Access
  • Advanced log configuration
  • Coordinate Reference System Handling
  • Virtual Services
  • Demos


Module 4:

GeoServer data directory and security

  • Data directory default location
  • Setting the data directory location
  • Structure of the data directory
  • Migrating a data directory between versions



  • Security settings
  • Settings
  • Authentication
  • Passwords
  • Users, Groups, Roles
  • Data
  • Services
  • File Browsing
  • Role system
  • Users and Groups
  • User/group services
  • Roles
  • Role services
  • Role source and role calculation
  • Interaction between user/group and role services
  • Authentication
  • Passwords
  • Root account
  • Service Security
  • Layer security
  • Rules
  • Catalog Mode
  • Access modes
  • Examples
  • REST Security
  • Syntax
  • Examples
  • Disabling security


Module V: GeoWebCache and extensions

  • GeoWebCache settings
  • Tile Layers
  • Caching defaults
  • Grid sets
  • Disk Quotas
  • BlobStores
  • Using GeoWebCache
  • Direct integration with GeoServer WMS
  • GeoWebCache endpoint URL
  • Disk quota
  • Integration with external mapping sites
  • Support for custom projections
  • Configuration
  • Integrated user interface
  • Determining tiled layers
  • Configuration files
  • Changing the cache directory
  • GeoWebCache with multiple GeoServer instances
  • GeoServer Data Security
  • Configuring In Memory Caching
  • Seeding and refreshing
  • Generating tiles
  • HTTP Response Headers
  • Custom response headers
  • Last-Modified and If-Modified-Since
  • GeoWebCache REST API
  • Managing Layers
  • Seeding and Truncating
  • Disk Quota
  • Troubleshooting
  • Grid misalignment
  • Direct WMS integration



  • Control flow module
  • DXF Output Format for WFS and WPS PPIO
  • Excel WFS Output Format
  • GRIB
  • Imagemap
  • Importer
  • JP2K Plugin
  • libjpeg-turbo Map Encoder Extension
  • Monitoring
  • NetCDF
  • NetCDF Output Format
  • OGR based WFS Output Format
  • OGR based WPS Output Format
  • GeoServer Printing Module
  • Cross-layer filtering
  • Vector Tiles
  • XSLT WFS output format module
  • Web Coverage Service 2.0 Earth Observation extensions





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.



The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.



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