Developer Guide

Assuming that you are familiar with Maven, the following steps need to be followed in order to use Strabon using Eclipse:

  1. Install PostgreSQL from At the time of this writing the latest PostgreSQL version is 9.1.
  2. Install PostGIS from At the time of this writing we have tested Strabon with PostGIS 1.5.3.
  3. Install Maven from . At the time of this writing the latest Maven version is 3.0.4. 
  4. Install Eclipse from . At the time of this writing the latest Eclipse version is 3.7.2.
  5. Install the m2e plugin for Eclipse from .
  6. Install the MercurialEclipse  plugin for Eclipse from .
  7. From Eclipse, go to File --> Import --> Mercurial --> Clone Existing Mercurial Repository --> Next. In the URL textarea paste the following url: and then press Next --> Next --> Finish. If you used the default settings, you should have a new project named StrabonMain. Right click on the project and select Configure --> Convert to Maven project. Eclipse will enable Maven dependency management for the project, download any dependencies and build the project. 

Storing stRDF graphs and evaluating stSPARQL queries

You can see some examples in the classes eu.earthobservatory.runtime.postgis.StoreOp and eu.earthobservatory.runtime.postgis.QueryOp.

For loading large datasets, we provide a bulk loader that is much faster than the StoreOp operation. However, the bulk loader is still in the alpha stage, so we do not have an official release yet. However, if you are interested we can provide you with the current version of Strabon Loader. Just send us an email at the users mailing list!