[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoTools 9.3 Released

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 03:47:09 PDT 2013

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 9.3 for download from SourceForge: (https://sourceforge.net/projects/geotools/files/GeoTools%209%20Releases/9.3/)
geotools-9.3-bin.zip (http://sourceforge.net/projects/geotools/files/GeoTools%209%20Releases/9.3/geotools-9.3-bin.zip/download)
geotools-9.3-doc.zip (http://sourceforge.net/projects/geotools/files/GeoTools%209%20Releases/9.3/geotools-9.3-doc.zip/download)
geotools-9.3-userguide.zip (http://sourceforge.net/projects/geotools/files/GeoTools%209%20Releases/9.3/geotools-9.3-userguide.zip/download)
geotools-9.3-project.zip (http://sourceforge.net/projects/geotools/files/GeoTools%209%20Releases/9.3/geotools-9.3-project.zip/download)

This release has also been deployed to the OSGeo Maven Repository (http://download.osgeo.org/webdav/geotools/).

Please see the Release Notes (https://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=19230&projectId=10270) for details. This release is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.3.3 (http://geoserver.org/display/GEOS/GeoServer+2.3.3).

A few thanks to the community on the quality assurance front:
Support for reading files out of a jar. Thanks to Farrukh Najmi for looking into this very tricky issue. This is one of the few patches we have had to accept without a test case as it could only reliably be reproduced using JNLP.
Christian Mueller continues his excellent work on JDBC support with fixes to DB2 oracle compatibility mode and addressing extent calculation performance
Mauro Bartolomeoli has been looking at axis order fixes for WFSDataStore, while Andrea Aime has been looking at similar issues with the WMS client, while Christian Mueller allowed for user control axis-order to imagemoasaic-jdbc

We would like to thank all contributors for making this release possible.


A special call out to users on twitter (@GeoFootballer (https://twitter.com/GeoFootballer)) and email (Shi Wei Yu, Brett Walker) who helped with the pre-flight testing of the 9.3 release. While we were not able to resolve all issues building with Windows 7 / Java 7 we were able to fix up a couple of headers.  With that in mind thanks to Jon Skeet for permission to distribute JtsTokenizer on such short notice, and Ben for clarification on the DateUtils header.  The GeoTools license page (http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/welcome/license.html) is easier to follow as a result.

If you would like to help test next month check in with the team on #GeoTools (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GeoTools) or geotools-devel (http://www.geotools.org/getinvolved.html).

This release was brought to you by Jody Garnett from LISAsoft (http://www.lisasoft.com/).
About the 9.x SeriesHere is a summary of the new features for the GeoTools 9.x series:
Native geometry serialisation (https://github.com/geotools/geotools/pull/174) has been added for SQL Server.
Feature Collection Clean up (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/featurecollection-cleanup.html): removed methods that were only applicable for in memory feature collections, combined with a general quality assurance review.
Vector Grid (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Vector+grids) module is now included as an extension.
The gt-complex (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Separate+general+complex+feature+classes+from+gt-app-schema) module provides general programming support for complex features.
Library supports the use of Java 7 try-with-resource syntax (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Java+7+try-with-resource+compatibility).
PostGIS, Oracle and Property files now provide Partial 3D data support (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Partial+3D+data+support) backed by the introduction ofReferenceEnvelope3D (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Support+for+three-dimensional+envelopes+and+bounding+box+filters).
WMS 1.3.0 client support now enabled by default.
OGC models and XML support (https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOT-4376) for WCS 2.0 (https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOT-4333) and OWS 2.0 (https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOT-4332).

ImageIO-Ext 1.1.6 (https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOT-4370) and JTS 1.13 (https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOT-4348) release
For more information on GeoTools 9.x series
GeoTools 9.2 Released (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/geotools-92-released.html) ( Release Notes (https://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=19194) )
GeoTools 9.1 Released (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/geotools-91-released.html) ( Release Notes (https://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=19152) )
GeoTools 9.0 Released (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/geotools-90-released.html) ( Release Notes (http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=19068) )
GeoTools 9.0-RC1 Released (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/geotools-90-rc1-released.html) ( Release Notes (http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=19067) )
GeoTools 9.0-beta1 Released (http://geotoolsnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/geotools-90-beta1-released.html) ( Release Notes (https://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=18966) )
GeoTools 9.0-M0 Released ( Release Notes (https://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10270&version=18643) )

Getting Started with GeoTools
GeoTools is an Open Source Geospatial Foundation (http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/about.html) project helping Java developers work with geospatial data. For a complete list of features please see the project overview (http://docs.geotools.org/stable/userguide/geotools.html) included in our documentation.

If you would like to get started with GeoTools a Quickstart (http://docs.geotools.org/stable/userguide/tutorial/quickstart/index.html) is available (covering Eclipse, NetBeans and command line Maven use). Additional tutorials (http://docs.geotools.org/stable/userguide/tutorial/index.html) and build (http://docs.geotools.org/stable/userguide/build/index.html) instructions are included in the user guide (http://docs.geotools.org/stable/userguide/).

GeoTools 9.x is the current stable series with a release scheduled each month. This level of service is part of our six month timed release (http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Timed+Release) cycle. We are always interested in volunteers - if you are in position to assist please stop by geotools-devel (https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/geotools-devel) and lend a hand.
If you are upgrading from a previous version of GeoTools please review the upgrade instructions (http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/welcome/upgrade.html), as there has been some API changes around the use of FeatureCollection and ReferencedEnvelope.

Thanks for using GeoTools!
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