The EDIGéO module is a Geotools plugin to read EDIGéO format files. The module implements a Geotools DataStore responsible for files with the .thf extension. There are also many others classes responsible of all other EDIGéO files (.scd, .dic, .vec). The module has been recently developed and not yet commited into Geotools project. It is integrated to the Spatial Data Integratorproject (spatial ETL). Due to this integration, development of this module is based on 2.3.x branch. Upgrade to 2.4.x branch is planned but not yet tested.

The EDIGéO Format

The EDIGéO exchange format is a TEXT based file format promotted by the french national mapping agency, IGN, at European level. EDIGEO is an extension / modification of DIGEST formats and has a very rich (even overwhelming) description capability. EDIGEO is mostly used by the Cadastre Agency or the DGI to provide data.

An EDIGEO exchange is made up of :

Module architecture

The module can be split into two distinct parts.

The first part of the module is independent of Geotools; this part parses all the text files (.THF, .DIC, .SCD, .VEC).

The second part of the module provides the actual interface to the Geotools library. This part defines:

Both parts are gathered in the same package : org.geotools.data.edigeo

Development directions

What needs to be done first: