GeoServer is a software server that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards. GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards, as well as a high performance certified compliant Web Map Service (WMS). GeoServer forms a core component of the Geospatial Web.
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The monitoring extension module is now an official extension [GEOS-5538].
The status page no longer throws errors after catalog reloads [GEOS-5371].
A critical fix has been made in the REST configuration of freemarker templates [GEOS-5533].
This release contains some minor new features and interesting fixes.
This is primarily a bug fixing release, with fixes made for PostGIS geography rendering issues, WPS response outputs, logging capabilities, and documentation inconsistencies. New WPS processes have been added, as well as support for PostGIS 2.0.
This release contains many new features, including WMS Cascading, Virtual Services, Layers from SQL, Web Processing Service, SLD Unit of Measure, DPI scaling, Graphical file/directory chooser, database-backed catalog, font improvements, upgrade to Spring Security, WCS limits, WMS 1.3.0, SLD 1.1 / SE 1.1 improvements, GeoWebCache direct WMS integration, improved raster reprojection performance, a WCS request builder, and much more.
This release includes support for Oracle GeoRasters, visualization of EPSG coverage, and default style preview in layer publishing configuration. It also includes rendering improvements, including SLD parameter substitution for dynamic styling, and full documentation for geometry transformation capabilities. There are also additions for building image pyramids, polymorphism in application schemas, and implementation of the GetStyles WMS operation. Countless bugfixes and small improvements have been made.