GeoTools is an open source (LGPL) Java code library which provides standards compliant methods for the manipulation of geospatial data, for example to implement Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GeoTools library implements Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications as they are developed.
For an overview of the capabilities of GeoTools please check the User Guide feature list.
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GeoTools is used by a number of projects including Web Feature Servers, Web Map Servers, and desktop applications.
GeoTools is proud to be one of the original founding projects for the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The foundation holds the copyright on the library and is a wonderful source of assistance and community spirit for our project. The GeoTools library is made available under the LGPL license. The source code is freely available in a public subversion repository.
If your organization is making use of GeoTools we invite you to help set the release schedule. Please contact us on the developers mailing list.
GeoTools follows an open development process. Our policies and procedures are documented in the Developers Guide. Both our change proposals and issue tracker are open.