[postgis-users] Raster Support...
Tom.Kralidis at ec.gc.ca
Fri Aug 25 10:32:06 PDT 2006
> On Friday 25 August 2006 10:12, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > * Frank Warmerdam (warmerdam at pobox.com) wrote:
> > > Paul Ramsey wrote:
> > > >The main thing that jumped out at me when we last had a
> thread on
> > > >the topic was how many different models people had of
> what "georaster" is.
> > > >Perhaps the simplest solution is "georaster is what
> oracle says it is".
> > >
> > > I am personally nervous about contributing a lot to such
> an effort
> > > without a better sense of how rasters are handled in other RDBMS
> > > type systems. I would like to do GeoRaster support for
> GDAL at some
> > > point, and then I might have more to offer. We don't necesarily
> > > have to work like the GeoRaster but I would want to understand it
> > > well before adopting or dismissing it.
> > Do the OpenGIS folks have anything for raster images? What about
> > looking at what GRASS is doing? Sorry if these are naive
> questions, I
> > havn't really delved into dealing with raster images yet but it's
> > coming up fast on my list of "things to add" to the systems
> I'm dealing with.
> > Thanks,
> > Stephen
> Cross-posting to the GRASS list...
> There are plans for a completely new raster data model in the
> future release of GRASS. Perhaps synchronizing efforts would
> be a good thing. I for one would love to have raster support
> in postgis.
I'd have to echo Paul here; what are you going to do with rasters in a
database? And what can you get out of this approach in comparision to a
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