SLD Editor

SLD Editor is a Java desktop application developed by SCISYS


Revolutionising the jump to open source GI


The SLD Editor is a Java desktop application developed by SCISYS and contributed to the open-source community. It allows the creation and editing of OGC Styled Layer Descriptors using a graphical user interface. It has been designed to significantly increase the ease of creating OGC compliant SLDs. It does this by avoiding the roundtrip from an XML editor to GeoServer by allowing the visualisation of the style in the tool itself.

On a recent project, we had to convert 1,200 layers from MXD to SLD. The effort estimate for doing this was 8 weeks of a full-time resource.  So we created the SLD Editor. With the editor, we were able to do the conversion instantly and then visually check for anomalies and tweak. Days not months.

  • Vector (point, line and polygon) symbol editing
  • Raster symbol editing
  • Text symbol editing
  • Functions, filters, expressions, transformations all configurable via dialog
  • GeoServer vendor options supported:
  • Labelling
  • WKT geometry
  • Windbarbs
  • Integration with GeoServer
  • Map viewer
  • Ability to automatically convert Esri MXD files to SLD files (requires separate licensed component)

Download SLD Editor by SCISYS

Click here to download the SLD editor.