19.2. Installing GeoMesa FileSystem


The examples below expect a version to be set in the environment:

$ export TAG="5.0.1"
$ export VERSION="2.12-${TAG}" # note: 2.12 is the Scala build version

19.2.1. Installing from the Binary Distribution

GeoMesa FileSystem artifacts are available for download or can be built from source. The easiest way to get started is to download the most recent binary version from GitHub.

Download and extract it somewhere convenient:

# download and unpackage the most recent distribution:
$ wget "https://github.com/locationtech/geomesa/releases/download/geomesa-${TAG}/geomesa-fs_${VERSION}-bin.tar.gz"
$ tar xvf geomesa-fs_${VERSION}-bin.tar.gz
$ cd geomesa-fs_${VERSION}

19.2.2. Building from Source

GeoMesa FileSystem may also be built from source. For more information, refer to the instructions on GitHub. The remainder of the instructions in this chapter assume the use of the binary GeoMesa distribution. If you have built from source, the distribution is created in the target directory of geomesa-fs/geomesa-fs-dist.

19.2.3. Setting up the FileSystem Command Line Tools

The FileSystem command line tools require Hadoop to run. If HADOOP_HOME is defined, or hadoop is available on the path, the tools will use the local Hadoop installation. Otherwise, when first run they will prompt to download the necessary JARs. Environment variables can be specified in conf/*-env.sh and dependency versions can be specified in conf/dependencies.sh.

Note that you will need the proper Yarn/Hadoop environment configured if you would like to run a distributed ingest job.

If you are using a service such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) or have a distribution of Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, or Hortonworks installed you can likely run something like this to configure hadoop for the tools:

# These will be specific to your Hadoop environment
$ . /etc/hadoop/conf/hadoop-env.sh
$ . /etc/hadoop/conf/yarn-env.sh
$ export HADOOP_CONF_DIR=/etc/hadoop/conf

After installing the tarball you should be able to run the geomesa-fs command like this:

$ bin/geomesa-fs

The output should look like this:

INFO  Usage: geomesa-fs [command] [command options]

19.2.4. Installing GeoMesa FileSystem in GeoServer


See GeoServer Versions to ensure that GeoServer is compatible with your GeoMesa version.

To install the GeoMesa data store, extract the contents of the geomesa-fs-gs-plugin_${VERSION}-install.tar.gz file in geomesa-fs_${VERSION}/dist/gs-plugins/ in the binary distribution or geomesa-fs/geomesa-fs-gs-plugin/target/ in the source distribution into your GeoServer’s lib directory:

$ tar -xzvf \
  geomesa-fs_${VERSION}/dist/gs-plugins/geomesa-fs-gs-plugin_${VERSION}-install.tar.gz \
  -C /path/to/geoserver/webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib

Next, install the JARs for Hadoop. By default, JARs will be downloaded from Maven central. You may override this by setting the environment variable GEOMESA_MAVEN_URL. If you do not have an internet connection you can download the JARs manually.

Edit the file geomesa-fs_${VERSION}/conf/dependencies.sh to set the version of Hadoop to match the target environment, and then run the script:

$ ./bin/install-dependencies.sh /path/to/geoserver/webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib

The FileSystem data store requires the configuration file core-site.xml to be on the classpath. This can be accomplished by placing the file in geoserver/WEB-INF/classes (you should make the directory if it doesn’t exist). Utilizing a symbolic link will be useful here so any changes are reflected in GeoServer.

$ ln -s /path/to/core-site.xml /path/to/geoserver/WEB-INF/classes/core-site.xml

Restart GeoServer after the JARs are installed. GeoMesa Process

GeoMesa provides some WPS processes, such as geomesa:Density which is used to generate heat maps. In order to use these processes, install the GeoServer WPS plugin as described in GeoMesa Processes.