[gdal-dev] Minimalist Windows binaries (OGR)

Philippe Kruschitz kruschitz at grid-it.at
Fri Aug 8 04:06:47 EDT 2008

Hi Dejan,

Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't aware that the ESRI projections 
definitions were modified that often. As I'm working with only a couple 
of projections in this project, I'll write the PRJ files manually (and 
hope they don't change those definitions in a near future...)



> However, I do see that a whole database of PRJ files has to be 
> incorporated and matched with a projection database in FW Tools/GDAL, 
> since the keywords for different PCS, GCS, DATUMS, SPHEREOIDS and other 
> parameters have to keep the same/identical (they are then stored e.g. 
> into SDE repository directly after importing a SHP into a GDB, so you 
> might have different SRID entries for the same Spatial references as you 
> might have different PRJ files pointing to the same spatial references, 
> with the same/similar parameters).

> However, ESRI is updating its projection database quite often (even 
> through the SP releases), so reconciling both database could be a huge 
> task. Not being in sync with the ESRI DB can cause users using GDAL 
> managed data at ESRI side some problems, especially when calling SRIDs 
> or having multiple environments, different ESRI SW versions and updates 
> installed.
> However, I would love to see that output files from GDAL have 
> appropriate PRJ files with it, if this is feasible :-)
> Best regards,
> Dejan

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