I'd like to create a program that a user inputs coordinates as points or lines and gets a geojson file. The problem is I don't know how to store all the geometries in one file. For example I want to create a point array, then a line array and a polygon array. Then all to be combined in one and written in a Json file. A sample code will be like that

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Scanner;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.*; 
public class new {
public static void main(String args[])  

 int b;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);  
 System.out.println("Enter number of points");  
 b = in.nextInt();
 int arr[] = new int[b*2];

 System.out.println("Enter "+b+" pairs of coordinates");   
 for(int i=0;i<arr.length;i++)
 Coordinate[] coordinates = new Coordinate[arr.length/2];
 int i = 0;
  // Go through the arr and add each point as a Coordinate object to the coordinates array.

     while (i < arr.length) {
    // transform string arguments into double values
    double x = arr[i];
    double y = arr[i+1];
    // create a new Coordinate object and add it to the coordinates array
    Coordinate newCoord = new Coordinate(x,y);
    coordinates[i/2] = newCoord;
    Point point = new GeometryFactory().createPoint(newCoord);

    GeometryCollection geome = new GeometryFactory().createGeometryCollection(null);
 // Here is the problem. How to write every point in a geometry collection?


  //The same will apply for line and polygon.
  //Then all combined geometries could be written in a Json
  //  GeometryJSON g = new GeometryJSON();
    try {
        g.writeGeometryCollection(GeometryCollection, "final.json");
    } catch (IOException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block

1 Answer 1


You need a GeoJSONWriter and a GeometryCollection something like this should do what you want:

import java.util.ArrayList;

import com.ianturton.cookbook.utilities.GenerateRandomData;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.Geometry;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.GeometryCollection;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.GeometryFactory;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.LineString;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.Point;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.Polygon;
import com.vividsolutions.jts.io.geojson.GeoJsonWriter;

public class WriteGeoJson {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        Point p = GenerateRandomData.createRandomPoint();
        LineString l = GenerateRandomData.createRandomLineString(5);
        Polygon poly = GenerateRandomData.createRandomPolygon(10);
        GeometryFactory gf = new GeometryFactory();
        ArrayList<Geometry> geometries = new ArrayList();

        GeometryCollection collection = gf.createGeometryCollection(geometries.toArray(new Geometry[] {}));

        WriteGeoJson me = new WriteGeoJson();

    public void write(GeometryCollection collection) {
        GeoJsonWriter writer = new GeoJsonWriter(3);
        String out = writer.write(collection);


Which gives you output like:

GEOMETRYCOLLECTION (LINESTRING (18.852589910110368 -10.12538983836933, 15.105187008584947 -13.34232717578331, 10.849811890904542 -17.665388029545, 7.250208623499467 -20.945906807470045, 4.358396498462738 -22.2990846408219), POINT (-73.98196896551056 86.5018189815161), POLYGON ((115.31417770234287 7.910174112164427, 110.76385942569473 7.090925394906544, 109.79839975371749 11.529982169967141, 106.48725966779809 12.838589188621155, 110.10796176818802 16.703993914395255, 112.3479220508992 16.62148095350644, 114.13223292963157 17.169823141091058, 116.26399659348209 21.30982782663162, 116.901351472909 23.23014959853954, 117.48495491801991 24.609773904087366, 115.31417770234287 7.910174112164427)))
  • Thanks. I used the part where I converted all geometries to a collection. The WriteGeoJson class seems not being recognised by java. So I used my code GeometryJSON g = new GeometryJSON(); try { g.writeGeometryCollection(GeometryCollection, "final.json"); } catch (IOException e) { // TODO Auto-generated catch block e.printStackTrace(); } and this worked
    – GeoF
    May 10, 2018 at 16:29

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