Adding a GeoTiffΒΆ

The GeoTIFF is a widely used geospatial raster data format: it is composed of a single file containing both the data and the georeferencing information (not to be confused with the .tiff/.tfw/.prj file triplet, which is considered a “world image” file in GeoServer). This section provides instructions to add and publish a GeoTIFF file.

  1. Open the web browser and navigate to the GeoServer Welcome Page.

  2. Select Add stores from the interface.

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  3. Select GeoTIFF - Tagged Image File Format with Geographic information from the set of available Raster Data Sources.

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  4. Specify a proper name (as an instance, 13tde815295_200803_0x6000m_cl) in the Data Source Name field of the interface.

  5. Click on browse link in order to set the GeoTIFF location in the URL field.

    Note

    The 13tde815295_200803_0x6000m_cl.tif is located at $TRAINING_ROOT/data/user_data/aerial/13tde815295_200803_0x6000m_cl.tif (on Windows %TRAINIG_ROOT%\data\user_data\aerial\13tde815295_200803_0x6000m_cl.tif)

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  6. Click Save.

  7. Publish the layer by clicking on the publish link.

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  8. Check the Coordinate Reference Systems and the Bounding Boxes fields are properly set and click on Save.

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  9. At this point the GeoTIFF is being published with GeoServer. You can use the layer preview to inspect the data.

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