Styling a Map

When a new dataset is added to GeoServer the layer for it is usually assigned a very basic style. To properly visualize the data a style specific to that data must be created.

This tutorial walks through the steps to create a new style in GeoServer and provides an introduction to the Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) styling language.


It is assumed that the tutorials Publishing a Shapefile and Publishing a PostGIS Table have been completed.

Getting started

Before continuing with this tutorial it is strongly recommended that the section Introduction to SLD be first read.

Creating a new style