[geos-devel] geos for perl

Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] Tom.Kralidis at ec.gc.ca
Wed Sep 6 12:34:21 EDT 2006

Update: Steve (Lime) tells me that mapscript exposes some of geos
(nice!).  So I will go away and do some testing on this approach.



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> Kralidis,Tom [Burlington]
> Sent: 06 September, 2006 11:50 AM
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> Subject: [geos-devel] geos for perl
> Hi,
> After some discussion on postgis-users, I thought I'd shift 
> things over here.
> We have a requirement in which we have much geospatial data 
> which is NOT in PostGIS (shapefile, MySQL, MapInfo, etc.).  
> PostGIS contains functionality we desire, i.e., buffer, 
> distance, etc.  Porting everything to PostGIS/PostgreSQL is 
> not an option.
> Since PostGIS is an add-on to PostgreSQL, we started to 
> investigate the innards of PostGIS and how tied it is to PostgreSQL.
> It seems that PostGIS is a set of natively defined functions, 
> and additional functions if one compiles with geos.  Our 
> spatial requirements would initially be:
> - point-in-polygon
> - distance
> - buffers
> Technology-wise, we would prefer if this was accessible via 
> Perl.  geos has python and ruby swig bindings via swig.
> What is the state of affairs w.r.t. geos' swig support?  For 
> example, I tried building the python bindings just to see, 
> however I had swig errors complaining about missing .i files.
> Thanks
> ..Tom
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