[gdal-dev] Updates/improvements to GDAL's OziExplorer driver?

Jean-Claude Repetto jrepetto at free.fr
Tue Feb 7 16:18:26 EST 2012

On 02/07/12 21:41, Even Rouault wrote:
>> It would be extremely useful to have a Ozi driver that supports a wider
>> range of projections than the current iteration, and it seems slightly odd
>> that a developer who is ready to do the necessary work to improve the
>> driver is not being encouraged.
> We have now obtained permission from OziExplorer authors to distribute the new
> data files, and the patch has just been incorporated in GDAL SVN trunk ( see
> http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3929#comment:7 )

Thanks to Frank and Even.

I am going to resume my work on improving the support of OziExplorer 
.map files in GDAL.

I plan to submit two patches :

- the first one will address ticket #3380 : "OziExplorer .MAP file 
should be useable with all file formats, not only GIF" 
(http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3380). OziExplorer .MAP files will be 
considered as virtual files (they contain the name of the image file), 
not only as georeferencing data files. This new driver will be based on 
the GDALProxyRasterBand class.

- the second one will add support for missing projections.


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