This page contains helpful links to various information pages regarding GeoServer and its features. You do not need to be logged into GeoServer to access this page.

The page contains the following options


Demos page

If you have the WPS extension installed, you will see an additional option:


Demos page with WPS extension installed

Demo Requests

This page has example WMS, WCS, and WFS requests for GeoServer that you can use, examine, and change. Select a request from the drop down list.


Selecting demo requests

Both Web Feature Service (WFS) as well as Web Coverage Service (WCS) requests will display the request URL and the XML body. Web Map Service (WMS) requests will only display the request URL.


WFS 1.1 DescribeFeatureType sample request (Demo Request WFS_describeFeatureType-1.1.xml)

Click Show Result or Show Result in New Page to send the request to GeoServer. For WFS and WCS requests, GeoServer will automatically generate an XML response.

Show Result will show GeoServer’s response - both the response headers and the XML/image result - below the Show Result button. If GeoServer’s response is XML and you have ticked Pretty Print XML, GeoServer’s response will be shown with an easy to read styled formatting.

Show Result in New Page will show GeoServer’s result in a new page (your browser will render the result).


Headers and XML response from a WFS 1.1 DescribeFeatureType sample request after pressing Show Result. (Demo Request WFS_describeFeatureType-1.1.xml)

Submitting a WMS GetMap request displays an image based on the provided geographic data.


Headers and image response for a WMS GetMap request after pressing Show Result. (Demo Request WMS_getMap_multilayer.url)

WMS GetFeatureInfo requests retrieve information regarding a particular feature on the map image.


Plain text WMS GetFeatureInfo request after pressing Show Result. (Demo Request WMS_featureInfo.url)


WFS Transaction result after pressing Show Result in New Page (Your browser may render this differently). (Demo Request WFS_transactionInsert.xml)

SRS List

GeoServer natively supports almost 4,000 Spatial Referencing Systems (SRS), also known as projections, and more can be added. A spatial reference system defines an ellipsoid, a datum using that ellipsoid, and either a geocentric, geographic or projection coordinate system. This page lists all SRS info known to GeoServer.


Listing of all Spatial Referencing Systems (SRS) known to GeoServer

The Code column refers to the unique integer identifier defined by the author of that spatial reference system. Each code is linked to a more detailed description page, accessed by clicking on that code.


Details for SRS EPSG:2000

The title of each SRS is composed of the author name and the unique integer identifier (code) defined by the Author. In the above example, the author is the European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) and the Code is 2000. The fields are as follows:

Description—A short text description of the SRS

WKT—A string describing the SRS. WKT stands for “Well Known Text”

Area of Validity—The bounding box for the SRS

Reprojection console

The reprojection console allows you to calculate and test coordinate transformation. You can input a single coordinate or WKT geometry, and transform it from one CRS to another.

For example, you can use the reprojection console to transform a bounding box (as a WKT polygon or line) between different CRSs.


Reprojection console showing a transformed bounding box

Use Forward transformation to convert from source CRS to target CRS, and Backward transformation to convert from target CRS to source CRS.

You can also view the underlying calculation GeoServer is using to perform the transformation.


Reprojection console showing operation details

Read more about Coordinate Reference System Handling.

WCS Request Builder

The WCS Request Builder is a tool for generating and executing WCS requests. Since WCS requests can be cumbersome to author, this tool can make working with WCS much easier.

Read more about the WCS Request Builder.

WPS Request Builder

GeoServer with the WPS extension installed includes a request builder for generating and executing WPS processes. Since WPS requests can be cumbersome to author, this tool can make working with WPS much easier.

Read more about the WPS Request Builder.