The world of computing and the internet have changed many sectors through groundbreaking applications. The world of geography is no different. Many useful application has emerged that create innovative avenues of collecting and working with geospatial data. This program functions as a web server that enables the serving of maps in various formats. The client application can be a web server or GIS applications. This server makes use of a standard interface such as WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS for performing data. The application provides the administrator with browser-based management for performing administrative tasks. The backend of the application can connect to multiple data sources.
This program is a useful tool for creating maps and sharing geospatial data. It makes use of WMS and WMTS to serve safe data quickly to client applications. The Map features can be colored and labeled. Thanks to the SLD standard that is used for controlling the appearance of each map layer. The server also supports the WCS protocol for sending raster data values to client applications. This feature allows the user to create programs that model the processed described within the data.
GeoServer is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in other servers category and is available to all software users as a free download.