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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, 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.

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

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

2.3.x Stable

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Recommended for almost all users. Report bugs and submit patches for this version.

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.

2.4.x Development

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Our plans for GeoTools can be found in this document.

Open Development

If your project needs to interact with our project goals and milestones please talk to us. This is an open development process and your contributions can make the difference.

GeoTools Project

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

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 http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/2.5.8 . GeoTools 2.6 has finally reached release candidacy, with the resolution of a few key issues,…

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