[OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

Fawcett, David David.Fawcett at state.mn.us
Mon Aug 24 07:10:42 PDT 2009

I realize that there are likely not a large number of people who have
the expertise and experience to write this kind of code.  

Is this a project that should be shopped around for funding?  Google
Summer of Code?  A grant from our ~benevolent overlord Google?  Some
other foundation or org interested in open data formats?  

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> Do you know why there hasn't been a broader adoption of JP2?

Not through lack of trying on my part :-)

I think the two biggest reasons are:

(1) The algorithms for handling large images in memory really are rocket
science, and no one in the FOSS community has gotten the "itch"
sufficiently bad enough to go and do the work needed inside the existing
open source packages.  Hopefully someday someone will.

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