Monday, June 4, 2012

GeoTools 2.7.5 released

GeoTools 2.7.5 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the release of GeoTools 2.7.5, available for download:
Those using maven should see the Quickstart for details on using the OSGeo maven repository.

This release includes 62 between bug fixes and improvements. Some of the highlights include:
  • spatial filtering within SLD works fine also when using coordinate reprojection
  • a new GeometryBuilder that makes it easier to create geometries from code
  • better 2.5D data support, including database support and output encoding in GML and JSON (expect more work in this area)
  • improved SQL Server data store
  • more robust HSQL EPSG database (can recover from connection losses)
  • a set of small improvements to the WFS data store
  • a new version of the OGR data store in unsupported land based on the BridJ library
And much more. Check out the release notes for all the details.

We also want to take the occasion to thanks the hard work of all core developers, and a special mention to non core developers that contributed patches and code to GeoTools:
  • Jared Erickson, for adding new filter functions (minimum circle, minimum rectangle
  • Ken Bisland, for a better SRID lookup logic in SQL Server
  • Oscar Fonts, for the similarity transformation
  • Shane StClair, for adding UUID support in DataUtilities and shapefile output, and fix a timezone issue in time conversion
  • Jan De Moerloose, for making GeoTools work better within GWT apps, making SLD resource locators pluggable, and fixing handling of some spatial filtes in FilterDomParser

The GeoTools Community