[gdal-dev] Using SWIG from a Driver

Michael Speth spethm at landcareresearch.co.nz
Tue Feb 21 22:31:21 EST 2012

Greetings GDAL devs,
   I am interested in developing a GDAL driver that calls out to a Java 
library that accesses a database that we are developing using SWIG's 
Java Bindings.  Are there any examples of existing GDAL drivers using 
the SWIG bindings?  If not, how might I use the SWIG library from a new 
GDAL driver?

I've noticed there are 2 usages of Java from a GDAL driver.  Frank 
pointed out to me (ogr/ogrsf_frmts/ili) and mdb (ogr/ogrsf_frmts/mdb).  
Both of these driver's use JNI.  The reason I want to use SWIG is to 
avoid having to deal with the added configuration of JNI (since SWIG 
handles that already).


Michael Speth
Research Systems Developer
Landcare Research

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