GeoServer Enterprise 2020.2 Release Notes

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GeoServer Enterprise 2020.2 provides support for publishing geospatial data using open standards.

This distribution is made available to GeoCat customers:

  • GeoServer Enterprise Standard distribution provides a web archive (or docker image) of GeoServer bundled with popular extensions backed by GeoCat long-term support
  • GeoServer Enterprise Premium offers a custom distribution with your selection of extensions backed by GeoCat extended support.
  • GeoCat Live provides a hosted GeoServer environment

GeoServer Enterprise 2020.2 is a recommended upgrade for all our customers and is compatible with GeoCat Bridge QGIS Plugin.


GeoServer Enterprise 2020.2 release notes:

  • Now offering our GeoServer Enterprise Premium customers "predefined war" service with a ready to use war including your selection of supported GeoServer extensions.
  • Visual refresh with a clean appearance.
  • Built-in web-resource extension
  • GeoServer Enterprise 2020.2 is proudly open source with the latest GeoServer 2.16.2, GeoWebCache 1.16.2, and GeoTools 22.2 technologies.

GeoServer release notes:

Security considerations:

  • GeoCat recommends upgrading to take advantage of the latest security fixes.
  • GeoCat respects the GeoServer responsible disclosure policy, contact us directly to discuss for a list of known security vulnerabilities. 

Known issues:

  • GeoServer issue tracker known Issues for GeoServer 2.16.2


GeoServer Enterprise Standard

New features

  • Raster time dimension improved with support for "nearest match".
  • Advanced raster visualization with dynamic channel selection using expressions, or full map algebra using a domain specific language for on-demand raster processing
  • WFS output can now include measures, with PostGIS supporting the use of XYM and XYZM geometry.
  • Layer service settings provide the ability to control which services are enabled on a layer-by-layer basis
  • Extensive style editor improvements with a full-screen mode, color-pickers, and auto-completions for SLD 1.0 documents.
  • Web Processing Services operations for GetExecutations and Dismiss allow remote management of running activities
  • Improved JAI-EXT image processing operations respecting transparency as defined using "nodata" values or vector footprints
  • Dynamic densification on reproject is now available using an "advanced projection handling" options in WMS
  • EPSG Database updated to version 9.6
  • Server status page provides a new tab reporting  system details including operating system and cpu load
  • PostGIS performance improved from WMS/WMTS output with the use of TWKB between GeoServer and the database
  • PostGIS performance improved with full binary transfer available (use the prepared statement checkbox)

Resolved issues


Known issues

GeoCat Live

New features

  • Includes web-resource extension for the remote management of icons, fonts and text files (such as freemarker templates and control-flow configuration).

Resolved issues

Known issues


GeoServer Enterprise Premium

New features

  • Java 11 support
  • OGR/GDAL data sources updated to GDAL 2.x series
  • SLD Service extension providing REST API for data driven style generation

Resolved issues

Known issues


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