Thank you for downloading GeoTools 2.4.4. This release was created on: May 23 2008. This release is a reissue of 2.4.3 with a critical rendering bug fix.
This release contains only a subset of the current GeoTools codebase. The full GeoTools codebase is made up of over 30 modules; Only the modules which are considered to be stable will be included in this release.
For this release the following modules comprise the geotools library:
api coverage cql data jdbc main metadata referencing render sample-data xml
The following modules comprise the plug-ins,extensions, and demos:
arcgrid epsg-access epsg-extension epsg-hsql epsg-postgresql epsg-wkt geotiff gtopo30 image imagemosaic imagepyramid postgis referencing3D shapefile wfs wms brewer graph openoffice shapefile-renderer validation widgets-swing coverage data example introduction libraryJTS mappane property referencing svgsupport xml-po aggregating-wfs arcsde caching community-schemas coverageio coverageio-netcdf coveragetools db2 directory ecw example geomedia geometryless gipsy gml gml3 h2 hsql mappane mif mrsid mysql ndplugin notifying-collections ogr oracle-spatial postgis-versioned tiger vpf xml-filter xml-gml2 xml-gml3 xml-sld xml-xsd
The following modules comprise the unsupported modules:
aggregating-wfs arcsde caching community-schemas coverageio coverageio-netcdf coveragetools db2 directory ecw example geomedia geometryless gipsy gml gml3 h2 hsql mappane mif mrsid mysql ndplugin notifying-collections ogr oracle-spatial pom.xml postgis-versioned tiger vpf xml-filter xml-gml2 xml-gml3 xml-sld xml-xsd
The unsupported modules are new modules that are still not deemed ready for production, or old modules that fell mostly unmaintained.
For more information, and documentation on the geotools library please see our Community Wiki or the User Guide.
You can find out more about each of the major modules by going to:
The details contained in the rest of this file are provided as a quick start reference. For full details on requirements and build process please see the Developers' Guide.
To use the geotools libraries you will need:
The JAI and the JAI I/O Tools are standard extensions to Java created by SUN. They have versions specific to different platforms so we cannot distribute them as part of the release.
You can obtain the latest versions of both of these here. Detailed instructions can be found here.
In order to use the Oracle module, you need the Oracle JDBC driver from Oracle. Unlike most external libraries used in GeoTools, we cannot redistribute this jar.
However, you can obtain them from the Oracle website, free of charge, after registering: - http://otn.oracle.com/software/tech/java/sqlj_jdbc/content.html Please see the developers guide for more information.
In order to build GeoTools you will need a copy of Maven 2. Maven is a project management tool from the Apache group.
At the time of writing, the build process was known to work with the Maven 2.0.8 release.
Once you have maven installed, you can perform a full build by moving to the geotools folder and typing:
Please read the Developers Guide for more information about maven:
If you are interested in the future development of GeoTools then feel free to join the geotools-devel mailing list and join in the weekly IRC sessions.
We welcome contributions of new modules as well as keen developers who want to work on the project as a whole.
For more general queries, the gt2-users mailing list is available.
You can find out more about the mailing lists and recent news by going to the GeoTools Homepage and by reading the GeoTools Guide.
Good luck and many thanks for your interest in GeoTools,
- The GeoTools Project Management Committee