OpenLayers, GeoExt, GeoServer, and GetFeatureInfo

I wrote an earlier post on using GetFeatureInfo through OpenLayers to bring back a formatted html document with pictures, and formated tables, etc.  It wasn’t sophisticated, but got the job done.  Since around that time, as I’ve been building out our services, the speed with which a GetFeatureInfo request returns has g o t t  e  n  p    r     o     g       r       e        s         s            … Continue reading OpenLayers, GeoExt, GeoServer, and GetFeatureInfo

PostgreSQL Views within GeoServer, GetFeatureInfo with Freemarker Templates, etc.

GeoServer now has the ability to consume database views from PostGIS, not just raw tables. I say it “now” has that ability– I think that came online with GeoServer 2.x series, but I’m just “now” starting to take advantage of it. You can also create views on the fly within GeoServer, but I prefer to apply the logic at the database level, just in case … Continue reading PostgreSQL Views within GeoServer, GetFeatureInfo with Freemarker Templates, etc.