[GRASS5] Where is gdal library?
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Jul 25 12:35:05 EDT 2001
On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> I try to keep one on:
> I can't speak for everyone, but it is my hope to provide a substantial amount
> of the raster importing support in GRASS via GDAL and r.in.gdal. Obviously
> other existing raster import will continue to work fine, and some formats may
> never be added to GDAL, but I would like to encourage people interested in
> adding new formats to GRASS to consider doing so within GDAL. Also, since GDAL
> is used in a number of projects (including a few commercial ones) you can
> expect to see the GDAL format list growing over time from contributions
> outside of GRASS.
I would like to see a consolidation of functions within GRASS. As far as
I'm concerned, using GDAL for all raster imports/exports is the way to go.
Makes no sense to _me_ to have different tools for specific formats.
Eventually, I'd like to see all terrain analysis function in a single
module, and carry this idea across all functional levels. But, that's just
my perspective. For example, on data format translators, I could make a case
for a single raster translator (my vote's for GDAL) and a single
vector/point translator. Neatens the desk, so to speak.
Thanks again, I'm off to get a copy of the library and try to get some
productive work done today. :-)
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