[FIX] GeoTools and GeoServer ( < 2.1.4) not able to load raster plugins with latest Tomcat

The ProblemLately some GeoTools and GeoServer ( < 2.1.4) users reported issues related to GeoTools raster plugins not being properly loaded in Tomcat 6.0.24 and above.Typical scenario is as follows: Geoserver deployed in Tomcat 6.0.26 along with the GDAL ImageIO-Ext extensions. The available GDAL formats properly appear in the Store user interface but, when trying to configure a new coverage, an error is reported and the logs shows the following messageCaused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Incorrect input type! at javax.imageio.ImageReader.setInput( at it.geosolutions.imageio.gdalframework.GDALImageReader.setInput( causeBehind the scenes this is what is happening:In latest Tomcat releases a huge amount of work has been put in...


Behind the curtains: GeoServer/GeoTools ImageMosaic footprints management

Lately at GeoSolutions we have been working on improving the ImageMosaic capabilities as far as large mosaic with void areas are concerned. Often we need to mosaic several datasets which partially overlap which also contain areas where no data is defined (void areas); an example could be a set of satellite acquisitions with some missing areas (see pictures below).In the example above, the red borders represent the overlapping portions of the mosaic datasets; such portions partially overlap with other areas containing useful data for other datasets. A mosaic of these 2 datasets might produce a rendering like the one here...


Notizie dal FOSS4G-IT 2010 Lugano

Scriviamo dall’aula magna della Scuola Università Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) che gentilmente ospita presso le sue strutture l’edizione 2010 del FOSS4G-IT.Di seguito pubblichiamo uno scatto della giornata di ieri, la giornata dedicata ai workshop, tipicamente il momento nel quale gli ‘esperti’ del campo condividono le loro conoscenze per la formazione.GeoSolutions, tramite Alessio Fabiani e Simone Giannecchini, core developers di Geoserver, GeoTools, GeoBatch e ImageIO-Ext, hanno messo a disposizione dei partecipanti le loro conoscenze di sviluppatori del Geoserver in tre intense ore di formazione di base e non solo.E’ stata un’ottima occasione sia per noi di testare le nostre capacità...