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Studio is freely distributed under the LGPL As more beans and modules are built, these will be put online, so please check back regularly.

Copyright (C) 2000-2005 Pennsylvania State University, GeoVISTA Center and Department of Geography.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.


Getting Started

So you want to try using GeoVISTA Studio?

You can use the instructions below to start Studio on your machine. We have begun providing thorough documentation and examples to help guide our users.

Here are some introductory materials:

  • A basic Studio guide.

  • A few tutorials for sample applications using Studio.

If you run into problems using these resources, please accept our apologies.

You can email us your questions or comments here. We welcome your input!


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Java™ Web Start allows GeoVISTA Studio to be launched with just a single-click of a mouse. Try launching GeoVISTA Studio by clicking on its image or push "Launch" button.

Note: you must have Java™ J2SE v1.4+ installed. Studio does not yet support Java 1.5 - please download 1.4.2 in order for Studio to install correctly.

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When starting for the first time you will see a sequence of messages that looks something like the following:

"Warning: Failed to verify the authenticity of this certificate. No assertions can be made of the origin or validity of the code.

It is highly recommended not to install and run this code"

Please ignore this message and click 'Start' anyway!