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SHOGun is an application framework written in Java for building scaleable web application backends in the context of geospatial data infrastructures. It can be used directly without any specific customizations or highly customized to meet the demands of flexible project requirements.

In a nutshell


  • is written in Java and supports Java >= 11.
  • is based on top of Spring / Spring Boot.
  • provides a set of configuration entities to manage the contents of a geospatial data infrastructure (e.g. layers, applications, users or groups).
  • provides (secured) web interfaces (REST & GraphQL) for accessing and manipulating these entities (e.g. for creating an application configuration).
  • separates its functionalities into isolated microservices (e.g. for proxying OGC requests) and is highly scalable.



For the development of SHOGun the following tools are required locally:

Steps for development setup (for the first checkout)

To set up a local development setup, please proceed as follows:

  1. Checkout this repository:

    git clone [email protected]:terrestris/shogun.git
  2. Checkout the shogun-docker repository:

    git clone [email protected]:terrestris/shogun-docker.git
  3. Create a new project in IntelliJ by importing the first module:

    • File -> New -> Project from Existing Sources
    • Navigate to the checkout of shogun
    • Select the Project Object Model file (pom.xml) of shogun
  4. Optional: You may also want to import the shogun-docker project. If so, import the folder as a module:

    • File -> New -> Module from Existing Sources
    • Navigate to checkout of shogun-docker and choose the directory
  5. If not already done, the annotation processing of the Lombok plugin must be enabled.
    Check the settings for Lombok (Enable Lombok plugin for this project) and Annotation Processors (Enable annotation processing).

  6. Set up the shogun-docker requirements as described in here.

  7. Startup the containers (in the shogun-docker checkout directory):

    docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose-dev.yml up
  8. The application is now available at https://localhost/.

Quick startup

If you already have a local development setup, just proceed as follows:

  1. Startup the containers (in the shogun-docker checkout directory):

    docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose-dev.yml up
  2. The application is now available at https://localhost/.

Development hints

Application restart

To apply any changes made, a restart of the application is required. A restart can easily be accomplished by restarting the appropriate container, e.g.:

docker restart shogun-docker_shogun-boot_1

Remote debugger

To create a remote debugger, a new run configuration in IntelliJ has to be created:

  • Open Edit configurations in the Run menu.
  • Add a new Remote JVM debug configuration and enter the following properties:
    • Name: shogun-boot remote debugger
    • Host: localhost
    • Port: 4711 (may be adjusted to the given module/service)
    • Use module classpath: shogun-boot (or any other module)

Create a new SHOGun app

There is a SHOGun example app repository at but for a manual setup please follow these steps:

  1. To manually set up a new project based on SHOGun you need to create a new maven project and check out the shogun-docker project. Replace the artifactId (shogun-example-app) with the specific project name:

    mvn -B archetype:generate -DgroupId=de.terrestris -DartifactId=shogun-example-app -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DarchetypeVersion=1.4
  2. Use the current SHOGun project object model version as inheritance, e.g. in version 5.0.0:

  3. Include shogun-boot for the dependency in the same version as used as in the parent block.

  4. Additionally define the repository for shogun:

  5. Remove the default App file and create a new ApplicationConfig in your project module (e.g. shogun-example-app/src/main/java/de/terrestris/shogunexample/config/ to run the main function.

  6. Create an application.yml file (in shogun-example-app/src/main/resources/application.yml) to specify the project settings. Adjust the context-path to the name of your app.

  7. Start the containers and the application as mentioned above.

  8. Integrate your app into the Keycloak clients list as new redirect URI for shogun-app (e.g. http://localhost:8080/shogun-example-app/*).

GeoServer interceptor

To use REST API of GeoServer interceptor it's necessary to create a role interceptor_admin in Keycloak. Users having this role are allowed to use them.

MVN Report

If you want to create a report with detailed information about the projects dependencies or similar, you can use this command:

mvn site -Preporting

Just have a look at /target/site/index.html afterwards.


Spring Boot Actuator is enabled by default and is available via the actuator/ endpoints. The following list demonstrates some use cases:

  • List current properties:

    • https://localhost/actuator/configprops
  • List current status of flyway migrations:

    • https://localhost/actuator/flyway
  • List current health information:

    • https://localhost/actuator/health
  • List build and git information:

    • https://localhost/actuator/info
  • List current log levels:

    • https://localhost/actuator/loggers
  • List current log level of a specific module:

    • https://localhost/actuator/loggers/de.terrestris
  • Set log level for a specific module to the desired level (e.g. DEBUG for de.terrestris):

    curl \
      -v \
      -X POST \
      -u shogun:shogun \
      -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
      -d '{"configuredLevel": "DEBUG"}' \
  • List all available endpoint mappings:

    • https://localhost/actuator/mappings

Note: All endpoints are accessible by users with the ADMIN role only.


  • Checkout the latest main.

  • Run the release script, e.g.

    ./scripts/ "3.0.0" "3.0.1-SNAPSHOT"
  • Go to Releases page in GitHub and publish the newly created release.

Entity Auditing

SHOGun supports auditing of entities, powered by Hibernate Envers.

Auditing is enabled by default and can be disabled by setting to false.

Enabling envers mid-project

If envers is enabled mid-way and there is already data this can result in errors when querying audit data. To fix this, a revision with revision type 0 (created) has to be manually inserted for each existing entity into the respective audit table.


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