I am trying to create a Web Processing Service with GeoServer. I used maven following opengeo instructions, and I get an eclipse project with a pom.xml file with dependencies like the following:


Now there is only a limited set of dependencies in the example. If I add other classes, I often get errors about class not being resolved. For example,

import org.geoserver.wps.WPSStorageCleaner;


import org.geotools.gce.geotiff.GeoTiffReader;

My question is, in general, where/how can I find out the correct values of <groupId>, <artifactId> etc. for classes like above? Is there a central registry for this kind of info?

I need to do this in maven, and not by otherwise fiddling with eclipse settings and the like. The closest thing I can find is at https://maven-repository.com/artifact/org.geoserver However, the versions there are at 1.x, and I don't know how to use the values there.


I gave up trying to find a maven repository to resolve the classes that geoserver's example POM file shows as well as a general way find either geotools or geoserver's correct current maven repository information when I ran into monstrosities such as this because I did not want to download / develop against all of geoserver's sources.

I ended up downloading the extension zip archive I wanted to develop against, the one whose contents you need to install into geoserver's webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib directory to get geoserver to actually enable the extension.

Then, using this Can I add jars to maven 2 build classpath without installing them? solution, I put the extension jar files, e.g., gs-wps-core-2.7.0.jar, into a project lib directory and named it org.geoserver.extension.gs-wps-core-2.7.0.jar. Then I ran the install-to-project-repo.py script referenced in that answer to create the necessary project repo directory structure and the maven repository and dependency definitions:




No more maven complaints. Not an answer to the original question but maybe this will provide a pragmatic solution.

  • Jesus Christ man! I can't believe there is no way to discover it. Geotools maven support is very poor. I'm getting some examples around and it's a nightmare to find the correct dependencies to put in my POM file. – Magno C Jul 1 '16 at 12:26
  • I am not Him and I have since moved on from this issue. But one way to discover all the hidden dependencies, as well as dependencies that are actually unused, is with the Maven dependency plugin. I find the mvn dependency:tree analysis gives me the details that I am looking for. (Note the -Dverbose option.) – jwd630 Jul 1 '16 at 14:43
  • I don't know how this can solve the problem. Lets say we have a package import org.geotools.data.ows.CRSEnvelope in our class. How can I find the correct artifactId? Or worst just a WebMapServer wms = new WebMapServer(url) without any package information? – Magno C Jul 1 '16 at 15:06

For GeoTools modules you could try browsing the documentation which contains a list of the main modules and the extensions.


For now I'm playing in this site https://www.versioneye.com/search?lang=%2C&q=ows&g=org.geotools and do my best to find out

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