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GeoServer mapping container
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Supported Tags:

2.11,2.11.1,latest : GeoServer 2.11.1
(also 2.11.0)
2.10,2.10.4 : GeoServer 2.10.4
(also 2.10.0, 2.10.2. 2.10.3)
2.9,2.9.4 : GeoServer 2.9.4
(also 2.9.3)
2.8, 2.8.5 : GeoServer 2.8.5
2.8-nogwc, 2.8.5-nogwc : GeoServer 2.8.5 with GeoWebCache disabled

2.9.4 has been re-released with a patch to the imagemosaic functionality that fixes a bug that prevented some raster images from being symbolised as greyscale. Thanks to GeoSolutions for this patch! The upcoming 2.10.3 release should include this fix.

All GeoServer docker images built with:

  • Tomcat 8.5
  • Java 8
  • GeoServer plugins: Inspire, Monitor, Control-Flow

The following builds also include the UN OCHA fonts for humanitarian relief mapping (

If you wish to build this container with your own preferred options, download the docker build files from our github repository:

Git repository:

It is recommended that Geoserver is run with an external geoserver_data directory mapped as a docker volume allowing the configuration to be persisted or shared with other instances. To create a running container with an external volume do:

mkdir -p ~/geoserver_data
docker run \
    --name=geoserver_8085 \
    -p 8085:8080 \
    -d \
    -v $HOME/geoserver_data:/opt/geoserver/data_dir \
    -e "GEOSERVER_LOG_LOCATION=/opt/geoserver/data_dir/logs/geoserver_8085.log" \
    -t thinkwhere/geoserver

For installations with multiple containers on the same machine, map port 8080 to a different port for each instance. It is recommended that the instance name contains the mapped port no for ease of reference. Also use a separate log file for each instance as shown in the example above.

Setting Tomcat properties

To set Tomcat properties such as maximum heap memory size, create a file such as:

JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSClassUnloadingEnabled"

Then pass the file as a volume at /usr/local/tomcat/bin/ when running:

docker run -d \
-v $HOME/tomcat/ \

Adapted from the container by Tim Sutton: kartoza/geoserver

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