Monday, September 14, 2015

GeoTools 14-RC1 Released

The GeoTools team is pleased to announce GeoTools 14-RC1:
This release is also available from our Maven repository.

This release is made by Kevin Smith (Boundless) in conjunction with
GeoWebCache 1.8-RC1 and GeoServer 2.8-RC1.

This is a release candidate for final testing before we release 14.0.

Fixes since beta:
  •     SQL syntax error in gt-jdbc-postgis PostgisDataStoreOnlineTest
  •     SQLDialect ignores Schema for index (create statement)
  •     CSS does not support multiple fonts in the same text symbolizer
  •     App-schema REST: data access containing non-feature types is not
  •     removed
For more information see 14-RC1 release notes.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

GeoTools at FOSS4G 2015

Are you heading to FOSS4G 2015 next week? As a library GeoTools tends to keep a pretty low profile - still we have a couple activities for you to attend.
  • GeoTools DataStore Workshop (WS03 14-Sep)
    Ian Turton and Jody Garnett are running an intermediate offering an inside view of how the vector data access subsystem works through the creation of a custom DataStore.
  • Raster Data In GeoServer and GeoTools (18-Sep 16.00)
    Andrea Aime explores the developments performed during last year as far as raster data support in GeoTools and GeoServer.
  • GeoServer GeoTools BOF (Wiki 16-Sep 17:40 Room 10)
    Bird-of-a-feather sessions at FOSS4G range across user-group style collaboration, technical questions with the development team, exploring project plans, community challenges and out reach.
  • GeoServer GeoTools Code Sprint (Wiki 19-Sep)
    Hands on development with the GeoTools team - what would you like to work on? Add your name to the wiki and let us know.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Geotools 12.5 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 12.5:

This release, which is also available from our Maven repository, is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.6.3 and GeoServer 2.6.5. This is a maintenance release of the GeoTools 12 series recommended for production systems.
This is the last release of the GeoTools 12 series. Migrate to GeoTools 13 for the latest stable release.

A few highlights from the GeoTools 12.5 release notes:
  • GeoTools Logging can now startup in an environment without JAI
  • Raster to vector transformation with re-projection using NetCDF as data store
  • Properly handle InputTransparentColor when dealing with Holes in mosaics
  • Other fixes: see the release notes for details
Thanks to Torben Barsballe (Boundless) for this release.

About GeoTools 12

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GeoTools 14-beta Released

The GeoTools team is pleased to announce GeoTools 14-beta
This release is made by Jody Garnett (Boundless) in conjunction with GeoServer 2.8-beta.

This release is a feature complete "beta" giving our community a chance to test before GeoTools 14.0 is shipped. Due to an influx of new features we have pushed back this beta release leaving a narrow one week opportunity for testing.

New (and returning) features:
Fixes and improvements:
  • Stable date/time literal conversion to sql (when running in different timezones)
  • WFS client support for WFS 2.0.0 protocol
  • New filter functions for retrieving the default geometry in a feature and quickly checking if a value is "IN" a list.
  • Transaction is auto closable for use with java try-with-resource syntax
  • Allow extshape://arrow to receive parameters to specify its proportions [GEOT-5126]
  • Add projections for gnomonic (AUTO:97001) and stereographic (AUTO:97002) and WorldVanDerGrintenI use.
  • DB2 performance setting giving priority to the spatial index
  • Add read and write support for curves in Postgis data store [GEOT-5100GEOT-5112]
  • Add write support for curves in PropertyDataStore
  • Add support for by layer interpolation methods to StreamingRenderer [GEOT-5064]
  • Significantly speed up GML 3.x encoding speed for simple features [GEOT-5082]
  • New projections supported: sinusoidal, gnomonic
For more information see 14-beta release notes.

About GeoTools 14

GeoTools 14 highlights:
For more information see release notes from 14-M0, 14-M1 and 14-beta.

Monday, August 31, 2015

GeoTools Datastore Workshop at FOSS4G

There is still just time to register for the GeoTools Datastore workshop that is being presented at the FOSS4G conference in Seoul next month. The workshop is in the morning of 14th September and covers how to extend GeoTools with your own custom “DataStore” format. This course will take a detailed look at how vector data is handled. For an implementer GeoTools provides facilities for automatic handling of advanced functionality: thread safety, transactions with rollback and dynamic reprojection.

This is a Java Development workshop - so not only can you bring your own device - you can bring your own IDE. One instructor will be using Eclipse and the other Netbeans (command line and vi welcome).

You will leave this course with a custom “DataStore” implementation that can be dropped into an application such as GeoServer, and all the knowledge that you need to implement your own custom datastores in the future.

Friday, July 31, 2015

GeoTools 13.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the GeoTools 13.2 release for immediate download:
This release is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.7.2 and is available from our maven repository

Thanks to Andrea (from GeoSolutions) for packaging this release. This release was delayed due to an unfortunate Source Forge outage.

GeoTools 13.2 is the current stable release recommended for production:
  • Update to NetCDF version 4.5.5
  • Improvements to image mosaic harvest operation and transparent color support
  • stability improvement for Jenks Natural Breaks classifier
  • internationalization fix for SOLR datastore
  • WorldVanDerGrintenI projection handler
For more information please check the release notes.

About GeoTools 13

GeoTools 13 features and improvements:

GeoTools 14-M1 Milestone Release

GeoTools is pleased to announce the GeoTools 14-M1 milestone release:
This release is also available from our maven repository.

This release is made in conjunction with the GeoMesa project and has passed an IP review required for locationtech projects. Please consider this release as a preview prior our scheduled September release.

Highlights from our issue tracker release-notes:
  • Clarify use of RobustDeterminant and GridCoverage2DRIA
  • Use of Oracle metadata table for initial bounding box calculation
  • Transaction is auto closable for use with java try-with-resource syntax
  • A lot of work on stable date/time literal conversion (when running GeoTools in different timezones)
  • Update NetCDF to 4.5.5
  • Support for WFS 2.0.0

About GeoTools 14

  • Change from vecmath to EJML for matrix calculations
  • Adopt JAI-EXT operations for improved no-data and footprint support