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Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett has been working with Java since rocks began to cool, and now that they have we can hack them with Java. GIS represents one of the last great frontiers (along with BI) where the data volume lets everyone work on real computer science. This blog will cover the Open Source Java GIS community, and more then enough hard core design to keep you amused.


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uDig Community at Eclipsecon

Posted by jive on March 18, 2006 at 3:35 PM PST

uDig RCP Community

the Natives at

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Posted by jive on February 6, 2006 at 8:57 AM PST

Open Source Geospatial and Java

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

GeoServer WFS-T

Posted by jive on January 9, 2006 at 11:32 AM PST

GeoServer Transaction

What makes GeoServer Special

Recently there has been a lot of press about MapServer, everything from
MapServer Junior to the formation of a Foundation.

Happy New Year

Posted by jive on January 1, 2006 at 12:43 PM PST

Happy New Year!

This has been an amazing time for the open source Java community, and I thank all of you for making the last year an amazing experience.

I have never traveled so much, or met so many amazing people.

I wish all of you the best in the new year!

Minimal vs Humane

Posted by jive on December 8, 2005 at 12:18 PM PST

I recently wrote an article on the GeoTools website responding to the Minimal/Humane contrast between Java and Ruby.

Fron the intro

Suporting Hacks and Versions

Posted by jive on November 13, 2005 at 9:14 PM PST

This is Part II of two previous articles! I like to multitask ...

Transition from Objects to Interfaces to Containers

Posted by jive on November 13, 2005 at 8:46 PM PST

GeoTools loves its interfaces - this drove me mad when I first started using the toolkit. One of the things about

and interface is that you still need a way to create objects, and that is where a factory comes in. A factory is simply

a class with a create method.

Where in the world?

Posted by jive on October 7, 2005 at 8:51 PM PDT

Sonny Parafina recently derided the state of extent information in the free data available on the web. Let's see what can be done despite the data providers.

One of the great turning points of the web (yes I remember) was when we stopped trusting data providers.

Open-Source Factors of Success

Posted by jive on July 31, 2005 at 7:31 PM PDT

Open source projects live or die by contributions.

XML Standards as ObjectOriented Code Part I

Posted by jive on July 24, 2005 at 2:44 PM PDT

In the open-spatial Java community we have a problem: XML

I know that does not sound like much of a problem, as long as you are an XML god. Spatial data has a habit of being very large and breaking to existing XML tools and assumptions.