Lucene Spatial - The Forgotten NOSQL Spatial Datastore

Steven Citron-Pousty (Red Hat)

09:30 on Saturday 21st September (in Session 53, starting at 9 a.m., Sir Clive Granger Building: A41)

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Description: This talk will cover all the cool things you can do with Lucene/Solr spatial.

Lucene, while a mature and proven technology, has gotten little press in the FOSS geospatial community. What started as a full-text search index solution has grown to also be the basis for Solr and ElasticSearch. Most importantly for our crowd they have added the capability to do spatial queries along with full text queries. In this talk I will give a quick intro to Lucene and surrounding projects, give it's sweet spot for use, and then give a quick code sample on indexing and searching of a document collection. The code will use Java along with Hibernate Search in a simple web application. The plan after is to have you go home with another geospatial storage and search tool in your toolbox.