7.1. GeoTools Feature Types

A SimpleFeatureType defines a GeoTools schema, and consists of an array of well-known attributes. GeoMesa supports all of the standard GeoTools attribute types, as well as some additional ones. When creating a SimpleFeatureType for use in GeoMesa, be sure to use the provided classes, instead of the standard GeoTools DataUtilities:

import org.locationtech.geomesa.utils.interop.SimpleFeatureTypes;

SimpleFeatureTypes.createType("example", "name:String,dtg:Date,*geom:Point:srid=4326");
import org.locationtech.geomesa.utils.geotools.SimpleFeatureTypes

SimpleFeatureTypes.createType("example", "name:String,dtg:Date,*geom:Point:srid=4326")

7.1.1. Available Types

Attribute Type Binding Indexable
String java.lang.String Yes
Integer java.lang.Integer Yes
Double java.lang.Double Yes
Long java.lang.Long Yes
Float java.lang.Float Yes
Boolean java.lang.Boolean Yes
UUID java.util.UUID Yes
Date java.util.Date Yes
Timestamp java.sql.Timestamp Yes
Point org.locationtech.jts.geom.Point Yes
LineString org.locationtech.jts.geom.LineString Yes
Polygon org.locationtech.jts.geom.Polygon Yes
MultiPoint org.locationtech.jts.geom.MultiPoint Yes
MultiLineString org.locationtech.jts.geom.MultiLineString Yes
MultiPolygon org.locationtech.jts.geom.MultiPolygon Yes
GeometryCollection org.locationtech.jts.geom.GeometryCollection Yes
Geometry org.locationtech.jts.geom.Geometry Yes
List[A] java.util.List<A> Yes
Map[A,B] java.util.Map<A, B> No
Bytes byte[] No Notes

  • For details on indexing, see Index Basics.
  • Container types (List and Map) must be parameterized with non-container types from the above table.