From Esri Geodatabases to PostGIS and GeoServer

Upcoming Free Webinar: From Esri Geodatabase to PostGIS and GeoServer, tips and tricks

Dear Reader, We are excited to invite you to a new GeoSolutions free webinar "From Esri Geodatabase to PostGIS and GeoServer, tips and tricks" to be held on December 3rd at 11:00 AM ET. The Webinar will cover tips and tricks to export Esri Geodatabases to PostGIS and serving them via GeoServer. The Esri Geodatabase is the native structure of how Esri's products are store and share among and Esri's based infrastructure. Making a Geodatabase available to GeoServer so it can be access through WFS, without loosing any data, can be a little bit tricky. There are sophisticate tools that can help move the data from Esri sources to PostGIS. For...

GeoServer SaaS Basic Authentication

Serving your data with GeoServer in the cloud – Enabling secure access from ArcMap, QGIS and other clients

My last blog titled "Adding Secured WMS and WFS Services from GeoServer to ArcGIS Online" generated good comments and suggestions. One suggestion was to provide the same guidance but when accessing GeoServer layers through ArcMap or other clients (e.g QGIS and web browsers). Another comment was to provide more details about how to setup GeoServer, in the context of Software as a Service (SaaS), to provide subscriptions to geospatial data using GeoServer.  This blog provides these additional information with more details about setting up GeoServer to enable an organization to provide access to its data in the cloud, following a simple scenario, using basic authentication. At the end of the blog,...

GeoServer Connecting to ArcGIS Online

Adding Secured WMS and WFS Services from GeoServer to ArcGIS Online

Open Standards have enabled interoperability of systems. Nowadays we can see  proprietary solutions communicating successfully with open source software. A typical example is an organization publishing data via GeoServer and users using ArcGIS Online to create maps using data from GeoServer.  Some GeoSolutions customers use this hybrid approach of publishing secured data in GeoServer and enabling customers to use their Esri tools. Terradex is one example. GeoSolutions has enabled Terradex to published secure layers via GeoServer for contaminated land, conservation land and pipeline easements to increase the reliability of cleanup remedies reliant on institutional or engineering controls. Our customers use Esri’s ArcGIS...


MapStore Release 2020.02.01

Dear Reader, We are pleased to announce the release 2020.02.01 of MapStore, our flagship Open Source WebGIS product. The full list of changes for this release can be found  in the GitHub Project. This blog highlights the most interesting ones. Important changes for this release This release focuses mostly and bug fixes (concerning in particular GeoStory and Application Contexts) but it includes also some a few small enhancements as follows: Default theme for overlay contents in stories: it is now possible set up a default theme also for overlay contents in stories like columns of immersive sections Export Tool for app context wizard: the export tool has been also...

MapStore GeoStory

MapStore – Sleek Open Source WebGIS – Webinar

Dear Reader, Web GIS applications have hugely evolved in the last decades. The first web map server was made available early in the 90's, and since then we've since an explosion of companies and application that help use understand what can we find in a place, where is a place that meets my conditions, where is the best route, and so on. The speed of computers and internet has empowered developers to make faster and better applications that run in personal computers and mobile devices. Most of these applications provide a map,  a list of categories, a search interface and maybe a menu that allows the user...