Monday, December 24, 2012

GeoTools 8.5 released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 8.5 for download from source forge:
This release is also deployed to the OSGeo Maven Repository. For more information on setting up your project with Maven consult the Quickstart.

About GeoTools 8.5

This is a bug fix release containing a number of fixes and improvements, including:

  • several fixes to rendering transformations allowing several transformations to be chained together  in the same rendering request (e.g., interpolate values from discrete points and then also extract isolines from it)
  • fixes to date/time handling in CQL
  • spotted and fixed a deadlock in the rendering subsystem happening if the renderer gets abruptly stopped while working against a very fast data source (or a very slow Graphics2D implementation)
  • a new PullParser class allowing for better streaming parsing of large amounts of XML (e.g., GML, KML)
  • better handling of raster "no data" during reprojection, avoiding border artifacts in the results
  • a new Oracle specific filter function exposing Oracle spatials's K nearest neighbor search
Full details are available in Jira's release notes.

Upgrading from GeoTools 2.7

For those migrating from GeoTools 2.7, upgrade instructions are available. No additional GeoTools 2.7 released are scheduled. 

Thanks for using GeoTools, and Enjoy!

The GeoTools Community