GeoTrellis 0.8 Has Arrived!

GeoTrellis 0.8 Has Arrived!

The Mythical City of Atlantis – just as legendary as GeoTrellis 0.8’s advanced geoprocessing power! (image credit)

The GeoTrellis team is very excited to announce the availability of GeoTrellis 0.8 (codename “Atlantis”), which is a major new release that is a huge step forward towards our goal of a general purpose, high performance geoprocessing library and runtime designed to perform and scale for the web.

First of all, you should check out our new documentation site — which features a great deal of new documentation and tutorial material. Credit is due to Rob Emanuele for the terrific new organization and layout.

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Secondly, take a look at the Azavea Labs blog Adam Hinz recently published (example running above) which describes process of building a kernel density service using GeoTrellis that features some of the new 0.8 functionality. Adam’s post details step-by-step the development of a WMS service that should be helpful as you think about how you might develop your own services with GeoTrellis. It is a companion blog to the Azavea Atlas blog series being written by John Branigan that explores map algebra concepts through the process of creating a site suitability model using wildlife habitat preferences.

As you delve into GeoTrellis 0.8 in more depth, here are some new features you may want to explore:

Please let the team know — via the #geotrellis channel on Freenode IRC or the geotrellis-user Google Group mailing list — if you have any comments or suggestions. We will likely release a minor bugfix┬árelease (0.8.1) in the future.

Maven repository:
API Scaladocs:
Issue tracker:
Mailing list:
IRC: #geotrellis on freenode

GeoTrellis is released under the GPL V3 license.