Introduction to GeoServer

3. Overview

Now that we’ve briefly experimented with GeoServer, let’s take a step back to learn more about how it works.

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.

This section will discuss the basic concepts related to GeoServer and web mapping, including OGC protocols and useful terminology.

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