I've installed geotools through maven (and m2ecplise) but I'm not able to add opencarto library to my project. (As you can guess, I'm new to java)

I tried by adding opencarto's main folder as library through the Project panel, but still, maven is not proposing me opencarto as dependency when I try to find it.

Any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

(this is probably a question for you Julien. I sent you a mail through sourceforge. I'm not sure you got it ... anyway, it's a good thing to make noise around opencarto since it seems very interesting!)


Maven can only handle libraries that are deployed on a maven repository, and Opencarto is not deployed anywhere, so you cannot get it with maven. To use it, you may use one of these methods:

  1. you download an opencarto jar from there and include it in your eclipse project (you also need jts, xstream and xpp3_min)

  2. you checkout the snapshot version of opencarto from the SVN as a new eclipse project, and add this project to your project's build path.

Good luck! (and thanks for using my lib - you are the first!)

  • Hi Julien,Thanks to you. I try to handle all that new stuff the coming week. By the way, do I need geotools to manipulate shapefiles or is there another lighter alternative? – simo Jan 30 '11 at 19:51
  • Hi! I understood better the way geotools works. Opencarto, is just perfect! Basically, when I asked for the smallest MBR in my other post, it was to perform the first step of Duchene & al algorithm to calculate the general orientation. When I saw that opencarto was doing it I was looking forward to see the result ... I'm quite happy ;-) Thanks again for developing that fantastic lib. – simo Feb 1 '11 at 21:52

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