Demystifing OGC APIs with GeoServer: introduction and status of implementation
2021-09-29, 16:30–17:00, Ushuaia

Join this presentation for an introduction to OGC API Features, Styles, Maps and Tiles (and more!), the state of their development, their extensions, as well as how well the GeoServer implementation is tracking them.

The OGC APIs are a fresh take at doing geo-spatial APIs, based on WEB API concepts and modern formats, including:

  • Small core with basic functionality, extra functionality provided by extensions
  • OpenAPI/RESTful based
  • GeoJSON first, while still allowing serving to serve data in other formats
  • No mandate to publish schemas for data
  • Improved support for data tiles (e.g., vector tiles)

The presentation will cover several APIs, as well as demostrating the progress achieved by GeoServer in supporting them.

Authors and Affiliations

Andrea Aime (1)
Simone Giannecchini (1)

(1) GeoSolutions Group (




Standards, interoperability, SDIs


2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

Language of the Presentation


Open source enthusiast with strong experience in Java development and GIS. Personal interest range from high performance software, huge data volume management, software testing and quality, spatial data analysis algorithms, map rendering. Full time open source developer on GeoServer and GeoTools.
Received the Sol Katz's OSGeo award in 2017.

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Simone Giannecchini is the founder and managing director of GeoSolutions. He is a Charter Member of OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial foundation. He is also a member of the Steering committee for the GeoTools as well as the GeoServer Open Source projects.

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