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Boundless Suite I (GS190)



Learn how to deploy, configure, and manage a GeoServer instance. This course offers a intensive look at the core functionality of GeoServer, part of Boundless Suite.

The course is divided into seven modules. The first two introduce GIS, spatial concepts and the standard protocols GeoServer uses to communicate with clients. The remaining five modules each cover different aspects of GeoServer: publishing data; administration and security; tools for data management; tile caching with GeoWebCache, and managing the application itself.

Modules included:

  • SU101: Spatial Basics

  • SU102: Spatial Web Services

  • GS101: Data Publishing

  • GS102: Administration

  • GS103: Data Management

  • GW101: GeoWebCache

  • GS104: Application

Throughout the course, students will be performing exercises to practice what they have been learning. Videos accompany the exercise sections to guide the students through the required steps.

Students will download and run a Linux virtual machine with Boundless Suite installed. This will require a Windows, OS X or Linux computer with VirtualBox installed.

This course is equivalent to 30 hours of classroom instruction. Over two hours of video content is included. Boundless instructors will be available to answer any course-related questions.

Attendees completing this course may take the Boundless GeoServer Certification Exam at no extra charge.

This course will expire 6 months from the date of purchase. Students will have unlimited access to the course during this time.

  • Introduction
  • Pre-course survey
  • Pre-course test
  • SU 101: Spatial basics
  • Introduction
  • Open-source geospatial
  • Data formats
  • Geometry
  • Location
  • Mapping
  • SU 102: Spatial web services
  • Introduction
  • Concepts
  • Survey of services
  • Requests
  • Web Map Service
  • Web Feature Service
  • Output formats
  • Other OGC services
  • Exceptions
  • GS 101: Data publishing
  • Introduction
  • Basics
  • Publishing
  • Configuring layers
  • Vector stores
  • Raster stores
  • Layer groups
  • Layer Importer
  • GS 102: Administration
  • Introduction
  • Web administration
  • Configuring web services
  • Settings
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • GS 103: Data management
  • Introduction
  • OGR
  • GDAL
  • Image mosaics
  • Cascaded stores
  • Database stores
  • GW 101: Caching
  • Introduction
  • GeoWebCache concepts
  • Services and endpoints
  • Embedded GeoWebCache
  • Layer configuration
  • Administration
  • Production considerations
  • GS 104: Application
  • Introduction
  • Application servers
  • Java Virtual Machine
  • Tomcat
  • GeoServer application structure
  • GeoServer data directory
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed