[gdal-dev] Postgis Raster driver improvements.

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Feb 21 14:19:20 EST 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM, David Zwarg <dzwarg+gdal at azavea.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to help add write support and more to the Postgis Raster
> driver.  Currently, there is a loader script in the autotest/data directory
> for the driver -- when write support is complete, will that script no longer
> be necessary? I don't see any corresponding test loading scripts for any of
> the other types of drivers.
> Also, in many places the driver is "WKTRaster" -- would it be possible to
> update the name of the driver to PostgisRaster, or pgRaster, or something
> similar? WKTRaster was the name of the spike branch, but raster support was
> renamed from WKTRaster when it was brought into Postgis trunk.


Renaming the driver at this point should be ok.  The
driver name is mainly used for creation operations so
if we don't yet support creation it isn't going to break
existing scripts when it changes.

If it would break a lot of stuff, I'd have suggested registering
it twice - once under each name.

I'm looking forward to improvements.  I presume you are
in communication with Jorge who has done most of the
previous work, right?  I think he mentioned the two of you
are collaborating.

Best regards,
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