[MapProxy] Is any raster image support planned in future?
atrawog at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 08:53:39 EDT 2010
2010/9/29 Oliver Tonnhofer <olt at omniscale.de>:
> We already thought about that, but it is not on our (Omniscale) roadmap. Of course, we are happy
> to integrate this feature if there is some (partial)-funding or if someone can contribute a patch.
If I would have the money I would love to support better integration
between MapProxy, Gdal2Tiles  and PyWPS . Combine that with a
GRASS  based back-end and QQIS  desktop GUI and you end up with
an extremely powerful C/Python based GIS solution thats able to
supports both web maps and desktop GUIs.
But that would include a lot of integration work and without anybody
funding that I can understand that it won't be on anybodies radar
screen any time soon.
> With 0.9 the sources (WMS and tiles) are well abstracted, and it shouldn't be too difficult to add
> a new one.
If I understand the code correctly what's needed to add a new source is:
1. A source class in ./source that implements a get_map method.
2. A client class in ./client that does the actual data fetching
3. Updating ./config/loader.py and implement a Configuration class
based on SourceConfiguration
> MapProxy only uses tiny fraction of OGR, just enough to read geometries from shapefiles. So, there
> would still be work to do for the GDAL integration.
I think what I will try is to glue MapProxy and Gdal2Tiles together as
quickly as I can. Make it somehow work and then start cleaning up the
code until I end up with a solution that isn't too embarrassing to
show and doesn't include tons of redundant code.
Another thing that's possible be worth a try is combining MapProxy
with Mapnik  and TileLite .
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