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

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 11:01:43 EDT 2010

On February 21, 2010 11:55:36 am Howard Butler wrote:
> All,
> I would like to put forward MS RFC 37 to provide a mechanism for layer
> drivers to be able to provide their projection information automatically. 
> This feature would be opt-in, and it would require users to set the
> following in their mapfile:
>    AUTO
> <http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-37.html>
> The other items that were once in this RFC, like allowing users to set
> projection information using data types other than proj.4 have been
> removed.  It is now simply an implementation for AUTO support and the
> virtual table methods required to allow drivers to optionally implement
> support for it.
> /me starts with a +1

This motion was never tidied up.  It passed with support from TomK, Assefa, HowardB, SteveW, SteveL, DanielM, PerryN, FrankwW, and TamasS.  A number of discussion points about the approach can be read <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/mapserver-dev/2010-February/009688.html> if anyone is interested.  I hope to spend a bit of time implementing support for this on the drivers mentioned in the RFC.

Its current implementation state is that the virtual tables methods have been implemented, but no drivers currently have support for the behavior.  


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