Working with GeoMesa data

GeoMesa is an open source project which provides an extension to GeoServer which allows it to interact with Apache Accumulo datastores. You can find out more about GeoMesa by visitng the LocationTech project page.

Boundless Suite supports data saved in GeoMesa format.

Installing GeoMesa support

GeoMesa support isn’t enabled by default, so it must be separately installed through an extension.

The GeoMesa extension depends upon the GDAL extension.

Installing support for this is the same as most Boundless Server Extensions.

Installation instructions are dependent on your operating system and method of install:


The Boundless Server virtual machine has most extensions pre-installed.

Verifying installation

To verify that the extension has been installed properly:

  1. Log in to the GeoServer web interface.

  2. You should see a menu titled GeoMesa.


    GeoMesa menu

    If you don’t see this menu, the extension did not install correctly.

  3. Click Stores then Add new store.

  4. In the list of Vector Data Stores, you should see an entry for Accumulo (GeoMesa).


    GeoMesa in the list of raster stores

    If you don’t see this entry, the extension did not install correctly.

For more information on adding a store and publishing layers, please see the GeoMesa documentation.