[Gdal-dev] Storing Rasters in Databases

Howard Butler hobu at iastate.edu
Mon Feb 5 16:34:13 EST 2007


There's always ArcSDE, of course.  It doesn't really provide you much 
sql-level access to the data though, so outside of a kind of slow, 
across-the-network bucket of bits, I don't know how much other 
utility it brings.

I hope to have the GDAL driver done that reads ArcSDE data by the end 
of March 
There is code currently in subversion that can read data, but it is 
very crude and guaranteed to frustrate (testers wanted ;)



At 03:25 PM 2/5/2007, Simon Perkins wrote:
>Does anyone know of any databases that allow for the storage of raster
>data (in addition to spatial vector objects)? I know that Oracle 10g
>supports this with their GeoRaster type. Do any others? Are any of these
>accessible via GDAL? (I know that GeoRaster isn't currently, though we
>might be interested in fixing that if Oracle's the way to go). Any way
>to store rasters in PostGIS databases? Or MS SQL Server?
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