Automatic ImagePyramid import for GeoServer

Lately a new interesting feature has been added to the GeoServer, the possibility to automagically (yeah, it’s not a typo) import raster pyramids created with gdal_retile and serve them as WMS/WCS layers.

Andrea Aime has created a nice tutorial (see here), that should guide you through the basic steps for building a raster pyramid and then ingesting it into GeoServer.

It is worth to point out that, to try this work out, you need to:

  1. Use a GeoServer nightly build
  2. Install the ImagePyramid extension
  3. Install fwtools or build GDAL on your platform of choice.