GeoServer does not come built-in with support for Image Pyramid; it must be installed through an extension. Proceed to Installing the ImagePyramid extension for installation details.

An image pyramid is several layers of an image rendered at various image sizes, to be shown at different zoom levels.

Installing the ImagePyramid extension

  1. Download the ImagePyramid extension from the GeoServer download page.


    Make sure to match the version of the extension to the version of the GeoServer instance!

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

Adding an ImagePyramid data store

Once the extension is properly installed ImagePyramid will be an option in the Raster Data Sources list when creating a new data store.


ImagePyramid in the list of raster data stores

Configuring an ImagePyramid data store


Configuring an ImagePyramid data store

Option Description
Data Source Name