Include an optional spatial dataset package
For users who can't rely on external WMS servers for their data, it would be nice to have some global datasets that they could store locally and use as a base map. The issue is size.. 32 MB for a world borders dataset of acceptable quality.
So we'll make this an optional data package that can be added on after the metacat install (For the CD distributiuons, we could incude it by default).
The trick will be configuring geoserver:
For the 1.7 release, we'll have to resort to an instruction set for how to edit the necessary config files. We should have the entries already constructed but commented out to make this as easy as possible.
For the 1.9 release, we should make this tightly integrated with the spatial admin page so that it is a few painless clicks. ( see bug 2180 and bug 2190 )
Updated by Matthew Perry about 17 years ago
The high availability of WMS services precludes the need to distribute the raw geospatial datasets. For those with slow networks who can't rely on WMS, they can obtain their own base datasets and follow the instructions on adding new layers to their geoserver/mapbuilder setup.