Serving Static Files

You can place static files in the www subdirectory of the GeoServer data directory, and they will be served at http:/myhost:8080/geoserver/www. This means you can deploy HTML, images, or JavaScript, and have GeoServer serve them directly on the web.

This approach has some limitations:

  • GeoServer can only serve files whose MIME type is recognized. If you get an HTTP 415 error, this is because GeoServer cannot determine a file’s MIME type.

  • This approach does not make use of accelerators such as the Tomcat APR library. If you have many static files to be served at high speed, you may wish to create your own web app to be deployed along with GeoServer or use a separate web server to serve the content.

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