The Welcome Page lists the web services published by GeoServer for mapping, data access and processing.
The welcome page lists the global web services (accessing the complete list of layers).
To use copy-and-paste the web services URLs into your Desktop GIS or web mapping application.
Opening these URLs in the browser download or display machine readable the service description.
If global web services are disabled the initial welcome page web services will not be available.
Workspace Web Services¶
Use workspace select at the top of the welcome page to choose a workspace. The welcome page contact information and web services are updated to match the workspace selected.
The web service links provided may be used in your Desktop GIS or web mapping application to access the workspace layers.
Layer Web Services¶
Use the layer select at the top of the welcome page to choose a layer or layer group.
The workspace select, along with the page contact information and web services are updated to match the layer selected.
Server Overview (Administrators)¶
When logged in with administrative credentials a configuration overview is provided, along with any information or warning notifications.
Information and Warnings¶
GeoServer status information messages provide feedback on normal operation.
Warnings describe configuration issues to be addressed, often with a short-cut to the configuration page used to address the issue.