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Gazetteer JSON

A Library for Gazetteer JSON access.

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The code is developed using and tested with:

  • maven 3.5.0
  • Netbeans 8.2
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JDK 1.8


The gazetteer-json library is build using maven as JAR-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 jar-file using mvn exec:java.

In order to run the Main Class in Netbeans use Run / Debug.

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.

Dependency Information

latest stabile version: latest

Apache Maven via



gradle via

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url '' }

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.linkedgeodesy:gazetteer-json:${version}'

sbt via

resolvers += "jitpack" at ""
libraryDependencies += "com.github.linkedgeodesy" % "gazetteer-json" % "${version}"

leiningen via

:repositories [["jitpack" ""]]   
:dependencies [[com.github.linkedgeodesy/gazetteer-json "${version}"]]

Developers and License Holder

Florian Thiery1, i3mainz2, RGZM2

1 Florian Thiery M.Sc., ORCID:0000-0002-3246-3531

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

3 Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie University of Applied Sciences (Website)

More Information

How does it work? How are the foreign gazetteers quaried? Look here.

Some samples of the method structure can be found in the apidoc.

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

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