Thursday, February 19, 2015

GeoTools 13-RC1 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 13-RC1, the first release candidate of the GeoTools 13 series:

This release is also available from our maven repository, and is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.7-RC1 and GeoServer 2.7-RC1.

We would like your feedback on these new features and improvements:
  • GeoPackage support is now compatible with QGIS and OGR.
  • The rendering engine has been overhauled with two new features:
    • Color-blending has been introduced as both a FeatureTypeStyle and Symbolizer vendorExtension allowing for a range of special effects. Thanks to Cleveland Metro Parks for this improvement.
    • FeatureTypeStyle vendorExtension "firstMatch" will stop at the first rule.
    • Anchor points are now supported.
  • The gt-css module is a brand-new implementation of css style support written in Java. Thanks to Andrea for brining this exciting approach to styling within easy reach of Java developers.
  • A new gt-solr data store is available for working with with Apache Solr 
  • AbstractDataStore is now deprecated - please make plans to migrate to ContentDataStore.
    • There is an extensive ContentDataStore Tutorial to help with your migration. Thanks to Travis for updating the initial tutorial used at FOSS4G.
    • PropertyDataStore has now been ported to use ContentDataStore, and a wide range of issues have been resolved during extensive QA testing (readers, events, transactions). We would like to thank Torben for this extensive work.
  • CSVDataStore has been improved with write access and the ability to work with different kinds of CSV files (including lat/lon and WKT). Thanks to Travis for this work.
  • The gt-wfs client has improved:
    • Better compatibility with MapServer.
    • Extensive work has been done to support WFS 2.0 transacations. Thanks to Niels for this work.
    • The gt-wfs client now supports WFS 2.0 stored queries. Thanks Sampo for this work.
  • Documentation continues to improve, now with a complete function list.
  • For a full list of improvements changes 13-beta, please see the Jira release notes

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