17.3. Using the Bigtable Data Store in GeoServer


See GeoServer Plugins for general information for working with GeoMesa in Geoserver.

From the main GeoServer page, create a new store by either clicking “Add stores” in the middle of the Welcome page, or anywhere in the interface by clicking “Data > Stores” in the left-hand menu and then clicking “Add new Store”.

If you have properly installed the GeoMesa Bigtable GeoServer plugin as described in Installing GeoMesa Bigtable in GeoServer, “Bigtable (GeoMesa)” should be included in the list under Vector Data Sources. If you do not see this, check that you unpacked the plugin JARs into in the right directory and restart GeoServer.

On the “Add Store” page, select “Google Bigtable (GeoMesa)”, and fill out the parameters. The parameters are described in Bigtable Data Store Parameters.

Other configuration information is taken from hbase-site.xml (see Installing GeoMesa Bigtable in GeoServer).

Click “Save”, and GeoServer will search Bigtable for any GeoMesa-managed feature types.