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Mastering GeoServer by Colin Henderson

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Using cascaded services

Now that we know what a cascaded service is, the big question on our mind is how we might go about using this in the enterprise environment. Well, the short answer is that it can be used in many ways. The more specific answer, on the other hand, is that there are three core scenarios where GeoServer can be used as a proxy using cascaded services:

  • Extending the capabilities of another WMS server
  • WMS enabling a WFS-only server
  • As a reverse proxy

Extending the capabilities of another WMS server

The capabilities of a WMS server are very much dependent on the way they have been configured to run. For example, a configuration might have been configured to only support one spatial reference system, EPSG:27700, for British National ...

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