I started work today on a book about the JTS Topology Suite. The book was discussed briefly on the JTS mailing list a few weeks back. I even sent a preliminary table of contents to the mailing list. I was subsequently contacted by a publisher of books on geospatial technology and I mentioned the JTS book as a potential title. They were very interested. We’ve tentatively agreed to write and publish a book on JTS. Hopefully we can get the book in print this year.
I don’t want to reveal a lot more details at this point, but I will tell you that I may be joined by a famous (in the geospatial world) co-author, which has me really honored and excited.
I know the book will be a lot of work, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m starting my research for the first chapter this week, and will start to put together the text, graphics, and code in a SVN repository I set-up at Assembla. I’ll keep my blog readers posted as things become more formal with the book publisher.
In the meantime, I’ll be paying closer attention to the discussions on the JTS mailing list. I’m sure I will learn a lot more about the library this year as I work on the book and hopefully interact with the readers. I’ve added a JTS channel to this blog, so you can subscribe to that channel if you want updates on my progress with the book.
The Sunburned Surveyor