> hi, all
> i am new to geotools. i am trying the shapefile reading programe on the
> website. but it got problem when running it.
> problem is: java.lang.NullPointerException!!!
Can you give me the stack trace?
> the code is shown below. i think problem is in this line: "DataStore
> dataStore = DataStoreFinder.getDataStore( connect );". please help me about
> it. thanks a lot~~~~
> File file = new File( "bc_hospitals.shp" );
> if( !file.exists() ) System.exit(1);
> Map connect = new HashMap();
> connect.put( "url", file.toURL() );
> DataStore dataStore = DataStoreFinder.getDataStore( connect );
That looks okay; and I see you checked to make sure the file exists
already. What version of GeoTools are you running with?