I need to build a simple GIS or map view component for a larger system for my Final Year Project. But I have no prior experience in the field. Therefore I need to add this component as a additional feature only and with the least amount of effort and time.
Therefore, is java suitable for this purpose?
What kind of an IDE can you recommend?
Are there any highlevel Java APIs that can be used for GIS development?
Or any platforms for building GIS?