[mapguide-users] Fdo2Fdo

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Nov 6 14:30:54 EST 2006

Jason Birch wrote:
> It believe that what this means in the short term is that it may be 
> necessary to use Autodesk tools to populate it, and that you can not 
> just access existing data.  Longer-term, I'm sure that "foreign" schema 
> support will be added to this provider, but I think that this still 
> requires that you keep the metadata in the same data source (possibly in 
> a different schema?).  What I would really like to see is a third level 
> of function where all of the mappings are kept internally to FDO without 
> affecting the datasource.  I hope that over time FDO will give priority 
> to "on-the-fly" access to my data without making the data store 
> essentially proprietary to FDO.


I'm with you on this one.  I am very frustrated to discover that the FDO
postgis provider won't support access to existing PostGIS datasets.  It
seems antithetical to what I think a "data access" api ought to be doing
for me.

Best regards,
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