An API representing spatial data in the ChronOntology project
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ChronOntology Spatial API

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The code is developed using and tested with:

  • maven 3.5.0
  • Netbeans 8.2
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JDK 1.8
  • Java EE 7 Web


The chronontology-spatialapi web application is build using maven as WAR-file.

For details have a look at pom.xml.

Download and install maven and run it.


Download and install maven.

Run git clone to create a local copy of this repository.

Run mvn install to install all required dependencies.

Run mvn clean install site for cleaning, building, testing and generating the documentation files.

Run the war-file using maven with mvn tomcat7:run in an installed Tomcat. Usually Tomcat will use port 8080 on http://localhost:8080/.

Run the war-file as in Tomcat using Netbeans with Run / Debug or deploy it to an existing Tomcat. Using Netbeans, usually Tomcat will use port 8084 on http://localhost:8084/.

Running mvn test will run the unit tests with JUnit.


Look at GitHub Pages for the latest developer documentation like maven and javadoc.

Developer Hints

Look at Gist hints for Configurations for JAVA projects using Maven.

Modify prefixes.csv into the resources folder.

Developers and License Holder

Florian Thiery M.Sc.1, i3mainz2

1 Florian Thiery M.Sc., Linked Geodesy, ORCID

2 i3mainz - Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology at School of Technology, Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Website

More Information

This web service uses the Gazetteer JSON library.

The resulting JSON data structure is based on GeoJSON+ and GeoJSON+ Linked Data.