What is the suitable Geoserver service for searching spatial-data by attribute value ?
I plan to store my interest point in PostGIS or shape file. I plan to public my data by Geoserver with WMP , WFS or any other services that Geoserver has. I plan to use Openlayers to build the webpages.
I want to build the webpages that able to do the following functions.
- search by the attribute value (names) of interest point and show the search results in the table.
- get the search results to show location and the attribute value (names) in a webmap that google map or bing map is a basemap.
PS. I think http://www.geonames.org/ is like my webpage .. and I am a beginner in webmap.
The question ?
1. What is the suitable service of Geoserver that should to use for this case ?
2. What is the primary class and function of Openlayers that I should to focus to use in this project ?