Description

The existing catalog interface has a description, the following is just for reference.

If we were forced to drop the word catalog we would be left with:

(I would prefer to stick with Catalog and LocalCatalog)

History

The GeoTools Catalog interfaces has the following history:

The wheel has now turned full circle and we are looking to share a common API for this idea between both GeoServer and uDig. The fact that an implementation will also remove the boiler plate datastore managmenent code from our examples (and developer community) is a big plus.

Community Requirements

The following notes have been collected from email, we will try and reduce them to either acceptance tests or guidelines when choosing between alternatives.

Jesse Eichar

Jody Garnett

Andrea Aime

Justin Deolivera

Chris Holmes

Alessio Fabiani