Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GeoSpatial for Java Workbooks available

It has now been a couple of weeks since foss4g and life is returning to normal. Thanks to everyone who contributed to a great experience. Part of that great experience was the workshop program; facilities were excellent; that staff helpful and due to a bit of scheduling fun the GeoSpatial for Java workshop was packed.

Justin and Jody were on hand for an intensive hands-on workshop "GeoSpatial for Java". This workshop offered an introduction to GIS concepts for Java developers - which is a really nice introduction since you can try out ideas and see how they work using running code.

The workshop materials have been published here:

These workbooks are detailed step by step instructions written in a "code first" style. This allows you to carefully go through the steps required to produce runnable code. If you have any questions about the concepts or ideas covered you can continue reading for the background information.

Geospatial for Java
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This tutorial information has been gathered up in the "sphinx" documentation system; and pulls directly from Java source code examples that are built as part of our GeoTools nightly build.

Thanks to Justin for his help in setting up the sphinx nightly build; and if anyone is good at sphinx "rst2pdf" I would love to get this content out in printable form.

Monday, September 20, 2010

GeoTools Maven Repository Reminder

The original GeoTools maven repository at is down at the moment; for projects still making use of historical versions of GeoTools we encourage you to switch to our main repository.

To make the switch you will need to add the following to your maven pom.xml file:


OpenGeo has also kindly provided a high performance maven repository for SNAPSHOT releases; so if you are interested in the latest and greatest (populated by a nightly build) you can add the following:


We would of course like to thank Refractions, OSGeo and OpenGeo for their community support. Setting up a public maven repository is a large commitment that is often transparent to those making use of the service.

We encourage sponsorship and donations to the OSGeo Foundation, and you are welcome to check out the commercial services offered by Refractions and OpenGeo. Let them know we sent you :-)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

GeoTools 2.7-M3 Released

GeoTools 2.7-M3 was created on Sept 03, 2010:
For more information please review the Release Notes:
For more information on GeoTools and the 2.7 series: