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GEE Server Overview 5.x

GEE Server 5.x introduces a flexible and dynamic approach to publishing maps and globes: When publishing, you specify unique options for a map or globe at a given URL; the map or globe can then be easily published multiple times at different URLs with different configurations. Likewise, particular configurations can quickly be unpublished or modified.

Virtual hosts (previously called virtual servers) now only specify a security protocol and can be associated with multiple published globes and maps. This change decouples the task of setting up security protocols from publishing maps and globes.

Associating search sets and snippet profiles at the time of publishing allows you to present different versions on the same underlying Fusion database, which can then be made available at different URLs and under different security protocols. For example,you can protect one set of searchable data but display it on the same globe as an unprotected set of searchable data. You can then publish the database privately by adding the sensitive search and a secured virtual host at one URL, then publish the database again, this time adding the non-sensitive search and public virtual host at different URL.

GEE Server now supports Web Map Service (WMS). One of the benefits of using the WMS standard is that supported clients can request images from multiple WMS servers and then combine those mapping images into a single view. Because the WMS standard is used to get all the images, they can easily be overlaid on one another.

Publishing can now be done in a matter of seconds from the GEE Server admin console, and no longer requires interaction with Fusion. We hope that this new publishing approach makes your life easier and maybe even a little more fun!

GEE Server also provides tools for cutting portable globes .glb and maps .glc. Composite globes and maps can be assembled from 2D or 3D portable files. A resulting offline globe or map is packed as a .glc file that may be downloaded for use with Portable Server.