The GeoServer project is a full transactional Java (J2EE) implementation of the OpenGIS Consortiums Web Feature Server specification. It is free software, available under the GPL 2.0 license. Users who would like to access and modify their geographic data over the Internet using flexible, industry-approved standards should take a look at GeoServer or one of the existing commercial Web Feature Servers. The GeoServer project is a Java implementation of the 1.0 Web Feature Server specification from the OpenGIS Consortium. GeoServer aspires to be the Apache of OpenGIS data serving and its mission is to enable greater geographic interoperability by enforcing OpenGIS standards and lowering the barriers to entry for geographic data providers.
Before you can use this GeoServer beta, you must successfully install Java, a Java Servlet container such as Resin or Tomcat, and PostGIS. This is by far the hardest part of the installation process, but the documentation to install these three components is quite good. Our testing has occurred on JDK 1.4.1, Tomcat 4.0.4, and PostGIS 0.7.3 on top of Postgresql 7.2.2. While installing PostGIS make sure to include the JDBC drivers in the PostgreSQL compile.
GeoServer has an active user community that you can engage by joining the GeoServer mailing list and asking questions or making suggestions. If you create a user account at this site, you may participate in forums and vote in polls as well.
- Channy Yun;
※ Disclaimer- 본 글은 개인적인 의견일 뿐 제가 재직했거나 하고 있는 기업의 공식 입장을 대변하거나 그 의견을 반영하는 것이 아닙니다. 사실 확인 및 개인 투자의 판단에 대해서는 독자 개인의 책임에 있으며, 상업적 활용 및 뉴스 매체의 인용 역시 금지함을 양해해 주시기 바랍니다. (The opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of current or past employers. Please note that you are solely responsible for your judgment on chcking facts for your investiments and prohibit your citations as commercial content or news sources.)