Raster data in GeoServer and GeoTools: Achievements, issues and future developments

Session Type: 
Tech Session
Simone Giannecchini, GeoSolutions
Daniele Romagnoli

The purpose of this presentation is, on a side, to dissect the developments performed during last year as far as raster data support in GeoTools and GeoServer is concerned, while on the other side to introduce and discuss the future development directions.

Advancements and improvements for the management of raster mosaic and pyramids will be introduced and analyzed, as well the latest developments for the exploitation of GDAL raster sources. The presentation will also introduce the jai-tools and ImageIO-Ext projects. jai-tools provides a number of new raster data analysis operators, including powerful and fast raster algebra support. ImageIO-Ext bridges the gap across the Java world and native raster data access libraries providing high performance access to GDAL, Kakadu and other libraries.

The presentation will wrap up providing an overview of unresolved issues and challenges that still need to be addressed, suggesting tips and workarounds allowing to leverage the full potential of the systems.

Speaker Bio: 
GeoSolutions Founder, OSGEO Charter Member, Simone Giannecchini has been involved with geospatial open source software since early 2004, playing an active role sine early 2005.

He has a leadership role in several projects, like GeoServer, GeoTools, ImageIO-Ext and JAI-Tools. 

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