I'm very new to GIS and GeoTools too. I'm upgrading org.geotools dependencies of a Maven project from 2.7.0 to 15.2. I got a compilation error about VectorToRasterFactory, It looks like there is no VectorToRasterFactory in the newest libraries. I didn't found any docs about how to substitute this class or how to get the same features.

UPDATE I upgrade the libs but I got an issue during runtime. Here is the code:

GridCoverage2D cov = null;
try {
    org.geotools.process.Process p = Processors.createProcess(new NameImpl("vec", "VectorToRaster"));
    Map<String, Object> map = new HashMap<String, Object>();
    map.put(AbstractFeatureCollectionProcessFactory.FEATURES.key, srcCollection);
    map.put("attribute", "value");
    map.put("rasterWidth", dimension.width);
    map.put("rasterHeight", dimension.height);
    map.put("bounds", bounds);
    Map<String, Object> result = p.execute(map, monitor);
    cov = (GridCoverage2D) result.get("result");
    return (PlanarImage) cov.getRenderedImage();
} finally {
    if (cov != null)

I can't get a Process instance, Processors.createProces... always returns null.

  • Please edit your question to show your full error. It will help with troubleshooting. – MaryBeth Aug 19 '16 at 14:06
  • @MaryBeth Hello. My error is a compile error due to VectorToRasterFactory is removed in earlier versions. – Francesco Aug 19 '16 at 14:40
  • please show the code you are using – Ian Turton Nov 3 '16 at 15:37

It seems not to be needed any longer - the VectorToRasterProcess has moved to the unsupported process-features module. From looking at the unit tests you can just do:

    Process p = Processors.createProcess(new NameImpl("vec", "VectorToRaster"));
    SimpleFeatureCollection features = createPolys();
    ReferencedEnvelope bounds = features.getBounds();

    Dimension gridDim = new Dimension(

    String covName = "Test";
    ProgressListener monitor = null;

    GridCoverage2D cov = p.process(
            features, "value", gridDim, bounds, covName, monitor);
  • hello, I am back on this issue again. Yes this must be the way but I am having some hard times about Processors.createProcess(...). I can't get anything but null. Any hint? – Francesco Nov 3 '16 at 15:29
  • I also edit my question. The geotools version we want to upgrade to is now 15.2. Thanks. – Francesco Nov 3 '16 at 15:35

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