Tuesday, April 4, 2017

GeoTools 17.0 released

The GeoTools team is pleased to announce the release of GeoTools 17.0:
This release is also available from our maven repository.

This release is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.11.0 and GeoServer 2.17.0

GeoTools 17.0 is the current stable series recommended for all new projects, while 16.x series moves to maintenance mode.

Features and Improvements

  • New SLD vendor option to underline labels
  • The chance of having CRS.lookupEPSGCode returning a match using a fast search has been significantly increased
  • A new set of well known marks helps with QGIS interoperability
  • It is now possible to encode complex features not following the GML object-property rules
  • Some performance improvements when filling tiny polygons
  • Improved concurrency of SoftValueHashMap, to the benefit of various subsystems, for example particular the referencing one under load
  • JDBC callback interface allows to track execution of SQL queries and perform statistisc on them
  • Relax visibility of StyledShapePainter to allow override of vector fill in subclasses
  • The YSLD styling module has been promoted to supported land

Community modules

  • The Mapbox style module provides support a new javascript based styling language 


  • The AbstractDataStore has finally been removed after years of availability of a better substitute (ContentDataStore)

And more! For more information please see the release notes (17.0 | 17-RC1 | 17-beta).

About GeoTools 17

  • The wfs-ng module is now a drop in replacement and will be replacing gt-wfs
  • The NetCDF module now uses NetCDF-Java 4.6.6