GeoServer Enterprise 2020.5 Release Notes

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GeoServer Enterprise 2020.5 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 Enterprise2020.5 is a recommended upgrade for all our customers and is compatible with GeoCat Bridge for both ArcGIS Desktop and QGIS Desktop.


GeoServer Enterprise 2020.5 release notes:

  • Updated visual refresh with a clean appearance.
  • Built-in web-resource tool for remote management of data directory
  • MapBox Style extension, use the same cartography for both server and web/mobile mapping
  • GeoCat 2020.5 distribution is proudly open source with the latest GeoServer 2.17.2, GeoWebCache 1.17.2, and GeoTools 23.2 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 2.17.2


GeoServer Enterprise Standard

New features

  • MBStyle module graduated to extension
  • Web resource extension
  • Manage authorization from each resource
  • Track last change of each resource
  • Map rendering improvements
  • Enabled/advertised for layer groups
  • Custom WMS dimension for vector layers
  • GeoWebCache improvements
  • Workspace specific stored queries, for virtual WFS endpoints
  • Math expressions supported in freemarker templates (used for GetFeatureInfo output ...)
  • Freemarker templates can now be used for GeoJSON output
  • WMS and WFS temporal support for GeoPackage data

Resolved issues

  • vector tile generation fix for line width
  • Layer Preview page count fixed to account for security permissions


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

  • WMS cascading improvements
  • Curved geometry support for SQL Server
  • Oracle JDBC Database Driver now included, seperate download no longer required
  • SLD Service improvements to support percentages and avoid duplicating classifications in generated styles

Resolved issues

  • WMTS fixes for SRS List handling

Known issues


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