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3.2: Offering data with Geoserver WFS

3.2.1 Introduction to the use case
3.2.2 Description of the use case
3.2.3 Pointer from parts of the use case to the tutorial sections
3.2.4 Example used to show the use case

3.2.1 Introduction to the use case

In this tutorial we are going to describe the steps to set up the Geoserver in your computer. We are also going to illustrate how to offer data with Geoserver WFS, in particular, we are going to explain in detail how to offer shapefile data and PostGIS tables.

3.2.2 Description of the use case

The characteristics of the data we are going to offer are:

- A Shapefile, which is a collection of files (with the extensions: .shp, .dbf, .shx, .prj, and sometimes others). All of these files have to be in the same directory in order for GeoServer to accurately read them.

- A PostGIS table, it is an open source spatial database based on PostgreSQL, and it is currently one of the most popular open source spatial databases today.

In both examples we are going to create a new “Workspace” and a new “Store”. Then we are going to select the Vector data we want to upload, and finally all information about the new layer will have to be edited.

3.2.3 Pointer from parts of the use case to the tutorial sections

3.2.4 Example used to show the use case

For the Shapefile, the use case is going to be illustrated by a coverage related to the Arctic layer. (section 4.3.2.2)

For the PostGIS database, the example used is a map of NewYork buildings (Section 4.3.2.3)


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