GSIP 138

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GSIP 138 - Promote Vector Tiles to Extension


The vector tiles community module is seeing active use, this proposal captures the steps required to make it a supported extension.

Proposed By

David Blasby

Assigned to Release

This proposal is for GeoServer 2.11


(writing GSIP and reviewing code)

  • Under Discussion
  • In Progress
  • Completed
  • Rejected
  • Deferred


To supporting vector tiles as a WMS output format.


The following checklist is from the developers guide:

  • The module has at least a “handful” of users

    This module is included in the downstream OpenGeo Suite 4.8 release, and has been the subject of several feature requests on the mailing list.

  • The module has a designated and active maintainer

    The original author Gabriel has asked David Blasby to look after pull requests.

  • The module is considered “stable” by the majority of the PSC.


  • The module maintains 40% test coverage

    Cobertura reports 59% total code coverage. EclEmma reports 71.3% code coverage (2016-10-19).

  • The module has no IP violations

    Boundless has signed a contributor license agreement covering all participants, and is aware of GPL terms.

  • The module has a page in the user manual


  • The maintainer has signed the GeoServer Contributor Agreement

    Boundless has signed a contributor license agreement covering all participants.

Other Tasks

  • Ensure Copyright headers are present in all files

  • Run code formatter to ensure coding style consistency


Backwards Compatibility



Project Steering Committee:

  • Alessio Fabiani:
  • Andrea Aime: +1 (email)
  • Ben Caradoc-Davies: +1
  • Christian Mueller: +1 (email)
  • Ian Turton: +1 (email)
  • Jody Garnett: +1
  • Jukka Rahkonen: +1 (email)
  • Kevin Smith: +1
  • Simone Giannecchini: +1 (email)