The Importer extension gives a GeoServer administrator an alternate, more-streamlined method for uploading and configuring new layers.
There are two primary advantages to using the Importer over the standard GeoServer data-loading workflow:
- Supports batch operations (loading and publishing multiple spatial files or database tables in one operation)
- Creates unique styles for each layer, rather than linking to the same (existing) styles.
This section will discuss the Importer extension.