GeoServices REST API

The GeoServices REST API extension allows limited compatiblity with ArcGIS clients.


The GeoServices REST API is not installed by default and is installed similarly to most Boundless Server Extensions.


Currently basic FeatureServer and MapServer functionality work. Each GeoServer workspace is considered a “service” for the purposes of the API. GeoServices URLs look like this in GeoServer:

http://localhost:8080/geoserver/gsr/services/topp/MapServer/ http://localhost:8080/geoserver/gsr/services/topp/FeatureServer/

Where topp is the workspace name.


  • MapServer: export, identify, generateKml, layerOrTable, legend
  • FeatureServer: query, feature, identify
  • Non-geospatial filters


Notable features currently unsupported:

  • Identify feature
  • Dynamic layer definitions