[geos-devel] geos for perl
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]
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> Subject: [geos-devel] geos for perl
> 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.
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