9.5. Using Converters ProgrammaticallyΒΆ

Converters and SimpleFeatureTypes can be imported through maven and used directly in code:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.locationtech.geomesa</groupId>
  <!-- pull in all converters, or use a specific converter, e.g. geomesa-convert-json_2.12 -->
  <artifactId>geomesa-convert-all_2.12</artifactId>
</dependency>
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert.ConverterConfigLoader
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert2.SimpleFeatureConverter
import org.locationtech.geomesa.utils.geotools.SimpleFeatureTypeLoader

val sft = SimpleFeatureTypeLoader.sftForName("example-csv").getOrElse {
  throw new RuntimeException("Could not load feature type")
}
val conf = ConverterConfigLoader.configForName("example-csv").getOrElse {
  throw new RuntimeException("Could not load converter definition")
}
val converter = SimpleFeatureConverter(sft, conf)
try {
  val is: InputStream = ??? // load your input data
  val features = converter.process(is)
  try {
    features.foreach(???) // do something with the conversion result
  } finally {
    features.close() // will also close the input stream
  }
} finally {
  converter.close() // clean up any resources associated with your converter
}
import com.typesafe.config.Config;
import com.typesafe.config.ConfigFactory;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert.ConverterConfigLoader;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert.EvaluationContext;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert2.SimpleFeatureConverter;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.convert2.interop.SimpleFeatureConverterLoader;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.utils.collection.CloseableIterator;
import org.locationtech.geomesa.utils.geotools.SimpleFeatureTypeLoader;
import org.opengis.feature.simple.SimpleFeature;
import org.opengis.feature.simple.SimpleFeatureType;

import java.util.Collections;

scala.Option<SimpleFeatureType> sftOption = SimpleFeatureTypeLoader.sftForName("example-csv");
if (sftOption.isEmpty()) {
  throw new RuntimeException("Could not load feature type");
}
SimpleFeatureType sft = sftOption.get();

scala.Option<Config> confOption = ConverterConfigLoader.configForName("example-csv");
if (confOption.isEmpty()) {
  throw new RuntimeException("Could not load converter definition");
}
Config conf = confOption.get();

// use try-with-resources to clean up the converter when we're done
try (SimpleFeatureConverter converter = SimpleFeatureConverterLoader.load(sft, conf)) {
    InputStream in = null; // load your input data
    EvaluationContext context = converter.createEvaluationContext(Collections.emptyMap());
    try (CloseableIterator<SimpleFeature> iter = converter.process(in, context)) {
        while (iter.hasNext()) {
            iter.next(); // do something with the conversion result
        }
    }
}