[mapserver-dev] MS RFC 37: AUTO Projection Support

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 12:46:36 EST 2010

On Feb 21, 2010, at 11:32 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> A few points:
> 1) What will happen if PROJECTION AUTO is used for a layer type that does
> not implement LayerGetAutoProjection?  I hope an error will be issued.


> 2) Are you proposing to do the implementation for shapefile, OGR, GDAL Raster,
> ArcSDE and PostGIS?  I'd be happy to do it for GDAL Raster if you wish.

I will do shapefile, SDE, PostGIS, and adapt the existing OGR/GDAL stuff.  Hopefully Jim can help with the Oracle driver

> 3) I think it would have been worth nothing that OGR and raster already
> supported AUTO though this wasn't widely used or known.  I don't anticipate
> any compatability issues with changing to this approach.

The PROJECTION block will now support AUTO as well as "AUTO", but other than that, unchanged.

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