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GeoserverGeoserver is an open source Java based server application that allows users to view and edit geospatial data. Geoserver uses open standards as set out by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

Services provided by Geoserver include:

  • Web Mapping Service (WMS).
  • Web Feature Service (WFS).
  • Web Coverage Service (WCS).
  • Web Processing Service (WPS).
  • RESTful interface.

Tekmap Consulting used Geoserver as the geospatial data service for the Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Atlas. The Tidal Energy Atlas provides tidal energy and related geospatial data for the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

Download and Support

Geoserver is freely available for download here. The site includes the latest stable and beta version, plus archived versions.  Geoserver extensions are also available from this site.

Complete documentation is available here. The documentation includes:

  • User Manual.
  • Getting Started Guide.
  • Tutorial.
  • Extensions help.