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Geoserver, based on kartoza/geoserver fork
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A simple docker container that runs Geoserver influenced by this docker

Note: We recommend using apt-cacher-ng to speed up package fetching -
you should configure the host for it in the provided 71-apt-cacher-ng file.

Getting the image

There are various ways to get the image onto your system:

The preferred way (but using most bandwidth for the initial image) is to
get our docker trusted build like this:

docker pull kartoza/geoserver

To build the image yourself without apt-cacher-ng (also consumes more bandwidth
since deb packages need to be refetched each time you build) do:

docker build -t kartoza/geoserver git://

To build with apt-cacher-ng (and minimised download requirements) do you need to
clone this repo locally first and modify the contents of 71-apt-cacher-ng to
match your cacher host. Then build using a local url instead of directly from

git clone git://

Now edit 71-apt-cacher-ng then do:

docker build -t kartoza/postgis .


You probably want to also have postgis running too. To create a running
container do:

sudo docker run --name "postgis" -d -t kartoza/postgis
sudo docker run --name "geoserver"  --link postgis:postgis -p 8080:8080 -d -t kartoza/geoserver

You can also use the following environment variables to pass a
user name and password. To postgis:


These will be used to create a new superuser with
your preferred credentials. If these are not specified then the postgresql
user is set to 'docker' with password 'docker'.

There is also a convenience run script that will setup a postgis container
and a geoserver container in the script for this repository.

Note: The default geoserver user is 'admin' and the password is 'geoserver'.
We highly recommend changing these as soon as you first log in.

Storing data on the host rather than the container.

Docker volumes can be used to persist your data.

mkdir -p ~/geoserver_data
docker run -d -v $HOME/geoserver_data:/opt/geoserver/data_dir kartoza/geserver

You need to ensure the geoserver_data directory has sufficinet permissions
for the docker process to read / write it.


Tim Sutton (
May 2014

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