Tuesday 2 April 2013

GeoTools Maven Quickstart vs Build Instructions

Frank Warmerdam has a good write up of Getting Started with GeoTools - that makes for painful reading (for me at least). Looks like this is going to result in a few fixes to the documentation.

In the mean time:

  • Quickstart (including Maven Quickstart) shows a simple hello world program illustrating how you can use GeoTools in your own application (to load a shapefile and display a map).
  • Building (including the use of the Maven Eclipse Plugin) documents how to build GeoTools from source, and use the maven eclipse plugin to generate the .project and .classpath files required to import the projects into the Eclipse IDE.
Thanks to Frank for taking the effort to get involved with the project, and I am happy to see his first pull request come through.

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