[OSGeo-Discuss] designing databases, organizing data formats to work with open source and proprietary GIS

Arnie Shore shoreas at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 11:31:05 PDT 2011

All, esp Karsten, I wonder if you've given consideration to the feasibility
of a solution based on web services;

If feasible, this could bypass the issue you correctly raise re "what data
storage solution you would recommend ", since the function of the service wd
be to return data in one of the standard/common formats regardless of the

It's a non-trivial effort to design a suitable API,  but such an
implementation cd provide the data to suitably-connected desktop
applications, as well as to conventional browsers, of course


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Mr. Puneet Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com>wrote:

> Karsten,
> On Aug 10, 2011, at 11:12 PM, karsten vennemann wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > in the near future I will have the opportunity to help design databases,
> decide on data formats (files data) for an international organization that
> wishes to be able to use both proprietary and open source based systems,
> mostly in web mapping solution but also possibly on the desktop. The task
> will be to design and organize the data stores in a way that both types of
> systems - open source (e.g. MapServer, OpenLayers) and proprietary systems
> (ESRI Arc Server) can use them well, and along the way to try to avoid too
> much data duplication (having to store data in multiple formats just to make
> them accessible) .
> >
> > This sounds to like a exiting & useful, fun task, but given the
> limitations of both systems (regarding input data that might not work out of
> the box- namely file Geodatabases in open source solutions, and PostGIS data
> in ESRI products) might be not totally trivial ;)
> >
> > I was wondering if anybody has done work on this, has implemented systems
> facing the same issues or knows of projects or reports that have been
> dealing with similar issues. Also I anybody has comments about what data
> storage solution you would recommend and comments about the pro and cons of
> certain storage designs please send it to the list.
> > Looking forward to hear what other have come up with.
> > Thanks a lot
> >
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