OGC API - Maps

A OGC API - Maps based on the current early specification draft, delivering partial functionality:

  • Collection listing

  • Styles per collection

  • Map and info support for single collection

Missing functionality at the time of writing, and known issues:

  • API definition

  • Maps specific metadata (e.g., scale ranges)

  • Support for multi-collection map representation

  • HTML representation of a map with OpenLayers is only partially functional

OGC API - Maps Implementation status

OGC API - Maps


Implementation status

Part 1: Core


Implementation based on early specification draft.

Part 2: Partitioning


Implementation based on early specification draft.

Installing the GeoServer OGC API - Maps module

  1. Download the OGC API nightly GeoServer community module from geoserver-2.26.x-ogcapi-maps-plugin.zip.


    Verify that the version number in the filename corresponds to the version of GeoServer you are running (for example geoserver-2.26-SNAPSHOT-ogcapi-maps-plugin.zip above).

  2. Extract the contents of the archive into the WEB-INF/lib directory of the GeoServer installation.

  3. On restart the services are listed at http://localhost:8080/geoserver

Configuration of OGC API - Maps module

The module is based on the GeoServer WMS one, follows the same configuration and exposes the same layers. As a significant difference, Maps does not have a concept of layer tree, so only individual layers and groups can be exposed.