Oops!  Java is not installed!

If you came here by clicking on the Big Green Arrow, then your web browser does not seem to have support for running Java applications via Java Web Start, perhaps because it does not have a recent version of Java installed.

Perhaps this is a false alarm, and Java Web Start is working in your browser, although we have not been able to detect it. As a first step, you should try to launch GeomLab directly by clicking on this link:

Launch GeomLab directly

You will probably need to accept a security certificate before the program will start, and the Java installation on your computer may automatically upgrade itself first.

If your browser doesn't seem to know what to the link, then that's probably because we were right, and Java is not installed. In that case, you can download the free Java plug-in from Sun Microsystems by clicking here and following the instructions. When the Java plug-in is installed, return to the home page and try again.

On some browsers, it is also necessary to create a manual association between Java Web Start scripts and the javaws application. The mime type for this is application/x-java-jnlp-file and the extension is jnlp.

As an alternative to using Java Web Start, you can download the GeomLab application as a JAR file and run it, either by double-clicking on the file, or from the command line, using a command like

java -jar geomlab.jar

If GeomLab still won't work, please contact us, and we'll do what we can to help.