[gdal-dev] Postgis Raster driver improvements.

David Zwarg dzwarg+gdal at azavea.com
Tue Feb 21 16:48:25 EST 2012

Hi Frank,

Yes, I am modernizing some of the testing scripts for PostGISRaster, and
adding write support in the near future.  I've been in touch with and am
coordinating with Jorge.

I think it was just the test script that used the old name, btw. The driver
is truly called "PostGISRaster", just the test script wasn't up-to-date.


On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>wrote:

> 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.
> David,
> 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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