This page last changed on Sep 01, 2010 by tihoberetovac.

This page lists links to running installations of GeoServer. Please add any live instance that can be accessed on the web, and don't hesitate to add a bit of an introduction about the service, and how GeoServer is being used.

If you have a bit more time to give back to the GeoServer community, don't hesitate to add a Use Narrative or an End user Tutorial.


Virtual village project in Spain (Teruel)

Geoserver is used to serve the geometries of the map. We use an applet with geotools2 as client of the WFS service. The users logaded can move into the map, talk with other users (that are near to their position), enter into the buildings, interact with objects,etc. Also there are 'virtual users' that follow predefined routes and talk histories to the logaded users. The features of layers are loaded dynamic when the user move their position, from the geoserver server. The work is still in progress (5%), but you can see at .

There are some users for testing: inv1(password equal), inv2 and inv3. If you want an user, contact with

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North America

Fire Chemistry Unit at the Rocky Mountain Research station in Missoula, MT.

USA Fires

At the RMRS fire chemstry unit in Missoula,MT, Geoserver  (WCS branch) is used for
generating daily maps that show detected fires from the MODIS instrument
on the Aqua and Terra satellites, along with the rasters from the
satellite passes. Daily map can be viewed here:

The map is generated several times a day, after each
satellite pass:

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Weather Forecast Data

Geoserver is also utilized to display weather forecast data, along
wtih aerosol data (primarily known pollutants). quickWMS is used as a frontend with some modifications.

Here is a sample output from a Getmap request:

Here is a movie, encoded in mpeg4 format, that shows an animation of a time-series for PM2.5 concentraiton maps. The movie can easily be played  with
VIdeoLANon Windows, or Mplayeron Linux.

Massachusetts datalayers available with GeoServer WMS and WFS

MassGIS is providing its layers in GeoServer for any user who needs Massachusetts data. See the MassGIS webservices wiki for details.


Penn State Flash clients

Steve Crawford has been making a few flash applications that make use of GeoServer as the backend. The sites should be visited to see the great interactivity, as the picture is only half the story.

Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas

This shows various cancer rates in Pennsylvania, you can select a wide number of variables, with instant feedback when mousing over the counties. It uses GeoServer WFS as the backend to get at all the statistics and their link to a county.

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Soil Series Extent Mapping

Another nice use of Flash, making use of GeoServer WMS and WFS. Just enter a soil series name in the box and hit the button.... "allegheny" "williams" "lily" and my favorite "luckenbach" are a few of the 22000 series names. Please note that the mlra layer currently draws from the wms very slowly since it is a very hi resoulution data set that will be generalized for the next version....for best results view the mlra layer only when zoomed to the soil extent.

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Portland TriMet

A great deployment of PostGSI, GeoServer and Open Layers.



Google Maps and GeoServer

Google Maps can be combined with GeoServer with relative ease, see Google Maps for more information.

This screen shot is made with google maps satellite images and API, but overlaid with TIGER public domain data instead of the expensive navtech and teleatlas that Google uses. The tiger data is coming from, a demo server run by TOPP. This particular shot is of Chris Holmes's apartment, denoted by the green box. It also shows the Atlantic Yards, that are soon going to be rolled over with a huge development and stadium.

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Synthesis GeoServer/Google Maps species

SVG and GeoServer

Randy George has done some nice SVG interfaces with GeoServer. This is the avian flu interface done for the TEA, (Time Evaluation Analysis) demo a few weeks ago. The H5N1_V data, bird migration polygons, and simulated alert events were hosted by NG using GeoServer (note the "topp:" default prefix). The background is DEMIS DCW (JPL MODIS is prettier but JPL is down at the moment)

Google maps like output

GĂ©rald Estadieu put together a set of GeoServer layers to look like Google Maps, and managed to get quite close.

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For more information (and SLD's to make your own!), see Google Maps SLD

GeoServer SVG WMS on SVG client

The original impetus for SVG output was this project. It uses the streaming output and does svg transforms on the client side.

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Australia and New Zealand

Bay of Islands Ocean Survey 2020

GeoServer is embedded as part of the GeoNetwork application; the Bay of Islands metadata catalog
is an example of this use where GeoServer to supply standards compliant rendering for the hosted datasets.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been a long time supporter of spatial standards making use of a number of free and open source products and were a key sponsor for the FOSS4G 2009 conference and climate change integration plugfest.

Bureau of Meteorology use GeoServer WFS and WMS currently; and is looking at the app-schema project to meet their Simple Feature Level 1 needs for climate and water (slated for Dec 2010 testing).


Has various deployments of WFS (both Simple Feature Level 1 and Simple Feature Level 0) and WMS instances.

Through an active contribution within the AuScope project, a world-class infrastructure system for earth sciences is being developed for interoperable delivery of information.  GeoServer is part of a collection of services (the Spatial Information Services Stack - SISS) that work well together to provide this capability.  

AuScope showcases various deployment engagements where it has successfully applied SISS within the AuScope Discovery Portal:

Geological Survey of Western Australia

The show case is publication of information using Earth Resources schema. This is a GML 3.1 application schema based on GeoSciML 2.0. This is a great example of GeoServer supporting Simple Features Level 1 using the app-schema module.

The Geologic Survey is currently testing taking part in the National Virtual Core Library using the same technology.

GSWA also maintain additional simple features level 0 GeoServer installations focused on WMS publication of maps.

This instance is slated for production in October 2010.

GeoScience Australia

A champion of application schema use GeoScience Australia has a long standing relationship with the GeoServer community taking part in much of the early work in this area. We are really happy to see their patience and support paying off with app-schema slowly making its way from a branch into wider use.

GeoScience Australia has deployments of GeoServer WMS, WFS and WFS with app-schema (for Simple Features Level 1).

Geoscience Victoria

GeoScience Victoria is an early adopter - both as a champion of the use of application schemas in general; and the adoption of GeoServer application schema community module in particular. Geoscience Victoria is an early "expert user" in this area taking part in the promotion and training of other organisations (and has been very helpful in explaining to the GeoServer team some of the practical issues involved in publication of complicated information of this nature).

Geoscience Victoria has helped define the GeoSciML standard and has deployed the profiles in use for Earth Resources and the National Virtual Core library.

Department of Primary Industries (Victoria)

DPI Victoria has adopted the application schema community module making use of GeoServer Simple Features Level 1 support for the publication and display of of borehole information.


SLIP Portal

Western Australian Landgate has done something very interesting using GeoServer as a component in a larger spatial data infrastructure project called "Shared Land Information Portal" (SLIP).


A Crowd Sourcing application allowing shared editing of geosptial data with history.


Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia

Publish information using the Earth Resources application schema. Hats off to the app-schema team for promoting information exchange in Australia.

PRISA is also publishing information for the National Virtual Core Library (using a schema based on in GeoSciML 2.0). This is a fascinating take on using spatial standards; as you can consider a borehole a 1 dimensional coordinate reference system.

This instance is slated for production release in December 2010.

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