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, in close collaboration with the GeoAPI and GeoWidgets projects. The capabilities of Geotools are presented in the feature list.
Geotools is used by a number of projects including Web Feature Servers, Web Map Servers, and desktop applications, as is described on this page. Some screenshots of Geotools in action are also available.
Current Stable Release
Current Development Branch
Recommended for almost all users.
For people needed the latests GeoTools features
The 2.2.x branch of GeoTools will be the stable branch until 2.3 is released. The current release of this branch is 2.2.0, several small fixes are available and a patch release can be made when you ask for it.
The 2.3.x branch of GeoTools has improve the handling of imagery. This represents the first release made in collaboration with the OSGEO foundation. The intended development work is complete, and a providence review has been performed, leaving us with documentation tasks. A release candidate is expected for September in conjunction with GeoServer WCS support.
Our plans for GeoTools can be found in this document. It outlines the current developer focus on quality, in order to facilitate a future transition to a representation of features aligned with GML3.
If your project needs to interact with our project goals and milestones please talk to us. This is an open project contributions can make the difference.
The GeoTools Project is:
- run by the Project Management Committee (PMC)
(a group of volunteers who have made significant contributions to the project.)
- managed through an open development process, with public collaboration on new ideas . Project communication is open to all , and we welcome new contributions .
- a member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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