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GeoTools is an open source (LGPL) Java code library which provides standards compliant methods for the manipulation of geospatial data, for example to implement Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GeoTools library implements Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications as they are developed. The capabilities of GeotTools are presented in the feature list.

Geotools is used by a number of projects including Web Feature Servers, Web Map Servers, and desktop applications. For more information check out some fascinating screenshots and applications powered by Geotools!

Programmers wishing to use GeoTools in their own applications can get more information from the User Guide. Developers wishing to extend the GeoTools library can get started on the Development page and the Developer Guide.

GeoTools releases can be found on the downloads page. The Geotools code base is maintained in a subversion repository.

Open Source

GeoTools is proud to be one of the origional founding projects for the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The foundation holds the copyright on the library and is wonderful source of assistance and community spirit for our project.

The OSGeo foundation holds a yearly Free and Open Source for Geospatial conference - this year it is in Sydney! We are looking forward to brining you a tutorial on GeoTools programming as part of this years event. You will also find plenty of GeoTools powered projects in this years program.

Registration is now open; sign up today while there is still room in the workshops.

Open Development

If your organization is making use of GeoTools we invite you to help set the release schedule. Please contact us on the developers list; we would love to know what your team is up to when. GeoTools uses an open development process and your contributions can make the difference.


Please click here for a complete list of organizations supporting GeoTools.

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GeoTools Project

The GeoTools Project is:

For more information please visit our About page.

News and Events

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IRC Logs

GeoTools Release Week
It's been a big week for GeoTools releases, with both 2.6-RC1 and 2.5.8 hitting the streets. GeoTools 2.5.8 has seen a number of changes including: Improvements Shapefile locking Various fixes to ImageMosaic stability Support for JDBC aggregate functions To try out the latest release, head on over to the downloads page . GeoTools 2.6 has finally reached release candidacy, with the resolution of a few key issues,…

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Edit this Website

Due to vandalism the following procedure is more complicated then we would like - please be patient and go through all the steps.

Everyone is welcome to edit this web site; but we need to ask you to sign in first.

  1. Sign up to Confluence here: Confluence Signup
  2. Sign up to CodeHaus here: CodeHaus Signup
  3. Once logged in go to this page: Personal Details
  4. Use the form to fill in your Confluence Username from step one

You can now join the GeoTools project:

  1. Go to this page: GeoTools Project
  2. And click on Apply to join as a developer
  3. You will need to wait for approval

And finally edit any page on this wiki:

  1. To edit any page choose Page Operations > Edit

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