A quick way to import Natural Earth raster images to GeoServer

  • Start up your GeoServer instance and log in as an admin.
  • Go to Data –> Workplaces.
  • Click “Add new workplace”.
  • Enter a new name and URI.
  • Go to Data –> Stores
  • Click “Add new Store”
  • Click “WorldImage” (under Raster Data Sources)
  • Create a data source name and select the tiff file you want to upload.
  • Under “Coordinate Reference Systems”, pick one like “900913” (don’t know which one to use, but this one works?)
  • Click save.
  • If you want, go to Data -> Layer  Preview, and select the layer to see it in openlayers.