[postgis-users] *.gdbtable, etc
pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Fri Jan 29 11:09:02 PST 2010
Or it could be open ala Microsofts open XML document formats. "Here's
our new open format! (but by default our products still use the closed
stuff)" When I hear about xml lyr files and so on, this is what I
worry about: potemkin formats.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Mike Toews <mwtoews at sfu.ca> wrote:
> FW wrote:
>> To sum up, if I can do the reverse engineering and write a converter,
>> I am welcome to go for it ;)
> ESRI had promised to open up the specifications on File GDBs when they
> released the format in 9.2. I'm not sure if it would be similar to the open
> specification white paper they have for Shapefiles. They have been pushing
> it off for a few versions, but the rumor is that an XML schema and "open"
> API will be released with Arc-whatever 10.0 in mid-2010.
> Don't hold your breath, as they have promised this before, only to hold back
> another release. Furthermore, the "openness" of the API is unknown.
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