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 2.3.x Stable
Recommended for almost all users. Report bugs and submit patches for this version.
The 2.3.x branch of GeoTools has improved the handling of imagery. This represents the first release made in collaboration with the OSGeo foundation.
GeoTools 2.4.x Development
Our plans for GeoTools can be found in this document.
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.
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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 and is currently going through the incubation process
News and Events
GeoTools is thrilled to be part of this years FOSS4G 2007 conference. You can find us as part of the OSGeo booth!
There are lots of GeoTools related activities to look forward to. We have a hands on workshop to start off your week, and will be taking part in the code sprint at the end. We have not yet submitted presentations - so if you have ideas on something you would like to see please email us.
Please vist the FOSS4G website for more information. This great chance to meet the Open Source Geospatial community, share you success stories, and hunt down the GeoTools team in person. Register now.