Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite
The following are the high-level tasks that we’ll accomplish:
- Spatial database overview
- Create a spatial database
- Load shapefiles into database tables
- Introduce some basic functions and operations
- GeoServer concepts
- Basic GeoServer administration tasks
- Load data into GeoServer from PostGIS tables and files
- Publish that data through web services
- GeoExplorer background
- View, compose, and publish maps
- Edit geospatial data
- Introduce tile caching concepts
- Strategies for tile caching
- Accelerate map rendering with tile caching
- OpenLayers & GeoExt
- Use OpenLayers and GeoExt to create a desktop-like map application in a web browser
We will assume that the contents of the workshop package is located on your desktop:
In this case, <user> is your local user’s home directory. In a Windows installation, this is typically:
We wil refer to the workshop directory as <workshop> throughout the course.
In some cases, we’ll be adding and/or saving files to a Tomcat virtual directory. This is located at:
or more generally at:
On Linux, the data directory is located at /var/lib/opengeo/geoserver, and on OS X, at ~/Library/Application Support/GeoServer/data_dir
- <workshop>\data - Spatial data used in the examples.
- <workshop>\doc - Workshop text (this document).
- <workshop>\html - Template HTML files and images.
- <workshop>\sql - SQL files used in the PostGIS section.
- <workshop>\styles - Styling directives for the spatial data used throughout this workshop.
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