GeoServer does not come built-in with support for VPF; it must be installed through an extension. Proceed to Installing the VPF extension for installation details.

Vector Product Format (VPF) is a military standard for vector-based digital map products produced by the U.S. Department of Defense. For more information visit The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Installing the VPF extension

  1. Download the VPF extension from the GeoServer download page.


    Make sure to match the version of the extension to the version of the GeoServer instance!

  2. Extract the contents of the archive into the WEB-INF/lib directory of the GeoServer installation.

Adding a VPF file

Once the extension is properly installed Vector Product Format Library will be an option in the Vector Data Sources list when creating a new data store.


VPF in the list of new data sources

Configuring a VPF data store


Configuring a VPF data store