Boundless Suite extensions

Boundless Suite comes with a number of optional extensions or “add-ons”. These add functionality to Boundless Suite, but may not be needed by most users. We recommend that you choose only the extensions that you need.

These optional components can be installed in different ways depending on your operating system. Please see the appropriate installation section.

App Schema

The Application Schema (or App Schema) extension allows the ability to apply a mapping from a simple data store such as a shapefile or database table to one or more complex feature types, conforming to a GML application schema.

Once this extension is added, GeoServer can be configured with mapping files defining how content is to be processed as expected by a given application schema.

For more information, please see the GeoServer Application Schema documentation.

ArcSDE

The ArcSDE extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from ArcSDE sources. Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show ArcSDE as one of its available data sources when adding a new vector or raster store.

Please visit the ArcSDE 8.1 Service Pack 1 Readme for more information.

CloudWatch

The CloudWatch extension adds the ability for GeoServer to share performance information with the Amazon CloudWatch monitoring service.

For more information, please see the Monitoring GeoServer with CloudWatch section.

Clustering

The Clustering extension for GeoServer adds the ability to automatically set up multiple instances of GeoServer that can pool resources.

For more information about clustering, please see the Clustering section.

CSW

The CSW extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish information conforming to the Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) protocol.

For more information about CSW in GeoServer, please see the GeoServer CSW documentation.

Warning

The installation instructions in the GeoServer documentation do not apply to users of Boundless Suite. Users of Boundless Suite can install the extension in the standard way as indicated above.

DB2

The DB2 extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from DB2 databases. Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show DB2 as one of its available data sources when adding a new vector store.

GDAL Image Formats

The GDAL Image Formats extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from extra raster data sources, through the use of GDAL. These formats include, but are not limited to DTED, EHdr, AIG, and ENVIHdr.

The instructions for enabling these formats may require a few additional steps from the standard extension installation instructions as indicated above. Please see the section on installing GDAL image formats for more information.

GeoPackage

Note

This extension also install the WPS extension.

The GeoPackage extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from GeoPackage sources (a data format based on SQLite). Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show GeoPackage as one of its available data sources when adding a new store.

GRIB

The GRIB extension adds support for GeoServer to publish data in GRIB format. GRIB is a data format commonly used in meteorology to store weather data, both historical and predicted. This version includes support for reading data in GRIB 1 and GRIB 2 formats.

INSPIRE

The INSPIRE extension provides additional metadata information for WMS and WFS services as required by the European Commission’s INSPIRE directive.

For information on configuring WMS and WFS services, please see the GeoServer INSPIRE documentation.

JDBCConfig

The JDBCConfig module enhances the scalability performance of the GeoServer catalog, by externalizing the storage of the catalog configuration objects (such as workspaces, stores, layers) to a database, rather than using XML files in the GeoServer data directory.

JDBCStore

JDBCStore is an experimental extension that allows efficient sharing of configuration data in a clustered deployment of GeoServer. It allows externalizing the storage of all configuration to a database, rather than using the default file-based data directory.

JPEG 2000

The JPEG 2000 extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from JPEG 2000 sources. This image format utilizes wavelet compression for more efficient storage. Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show JPEG 2000 (“JP2K”) as one of its available data sources when adding a new store.

MBTiles

Note

This extension also install the WPS extension.

The MBTiles extension add the ability for GeoServer to publish data saved in MBTiles format, which is an efficient format for storing millions of tiles in a single SQLite database.

MongoDB

The MongoDB extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from MongoDB sources. Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show MongoDB as one of its available data sources when adding a new store.

For more information on using MongoDB, see the section on Working with MongoDB.

Note

This extension will only work when connecting to MongoDB databases at version 2.4 and above.

NetCDF

Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) is a format used to store array-oriented scientific data, such as meteorologic data. This version includes support for reading data in GRIB 1, GRIB 2, NetCDF 3 and 4 with CF (Climate and Forecast) formats.

NetCDF-Out

This extension includes support for writing Multidimentional NetCDF files with WCS 2.0.1. NetCDF-3 and NetCDF-4 (with the NetCDF-4 native library) are supported. Please see the Install Instructions for your Operating System.

Oracle

The Oracle extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from Oracle Spatial databases. Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show Oracle as one of its available data sources when adding a new vector store.

Scripting

Note

This extension also install the WPS extension.

The scripting extension provides a number of extension points called “hooks” throughout GeoServer. Each hook provides a way to plug in functionality via a script.

For more information on scripting, please see the Scripting section, and the GeoServer scripting documentation.

SQL Server

The SQL Server extension adds the ability for GeoServer to publish data from MS SQL Server databases (2008 and above only). Once this extension is added, GeoServer will show SQLServer as one of its available data sources when adding a new vector stores.

Vector Tiles

The Vector Tiles extension adds a number of output formats to GeoServer that deliver geographic data to a browser or other client application in tiles which using a vector representation of the features in the tile. Vector tiles improve the performance of maps fast while offering full client-side design flexibility.

For more information on Vector Tiles, please see the Using the vector tiles output section.

WPS

The WPS extension adds the ability for GeoServer to support and publish the Web Processing Service (WPS). WPS is a protocol for hosting and executing geospatial processes, bringing geospatial analysis to the client/server model.

For more information on WPS in Boundless Suite, please see the Spatial processing and analysis section.