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The following is a list of proposed Java GIS projects for GeoTools. Students can add their own ideas.


Welcome to Students

What should you be doing?

  • Have a look at the ideas listed on this page and consider what you want to do with Geospatial Java
  • Download GeoTools and try making a simple Application or Test case

Welcome to Mentors

What should you be doing?

GeoTools Planning

The rest of this page is dedicated to all the organizational stuff we need on our end, timelines, sample ideas, and so on...


Background Information for Students

  • GeoTools is one of the oldest Java Open Source projects around, we have weekly meetings and a sane developers guide
  • Contributions made to GeoTools will have a large impact on the field, it is a great spot to get some science done and a very receptive community for "mad plans to conquer the world (even if just a digital world)
  • Preference will be given to a contributions with a visible result (Command line tool or Swing demo for GeoTools, GeoServer community module for J2EE, uDig community plugin for desktop etc...)

Background for GeoTools Community

  • Scope: Please make sure your idea can be accomplished in a summer without wrecking a student's happiness
  • Difficulty: Please make sure ideas are enough of a challenge to engage students (and keep them involved for later)

Sample Idea to cut and Paste


The following is a Sample Letter for Mentors to send out - we need to cover the following points:

  • How to Participate
  • How to get SVN Accesss
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Contact information (for mentor)

All of these should be links to the developers guide ...