[Mapserver-inspire] MapServer and INSPIRE

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Sun Apr 17 22:58:34 EDT 2011

On 11-04-16 03:08 PM, Martin Kofahl wrote:
> Thanks to James, I could easily extend the GetCapabilities output for scenario 1 and focused on multi-language support for now. We could take advantage of MapServer variable substitution from url.
> Please take a look at http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/3608#comment:11

I see that you raised priority on the ticket, possibly in the hope that 
we can fit this in 6.0? This caught the attention of the release 
manager. ;-)

Unfortunately I think it's too late to put this in 6.0 and this should 
be pushed to 6.2. Note that there are talks of doing a 6.2 in the summer 
(definitely before FOSS4G) so the delay would not be too long. In the 
meantime users who require this level of INSPIRE support could apply the 
patch locally, but there are a few reasons why I think we should wait 
until 6.2 for the official release of this code:

1- We are way past the 6.0 feature freeze and this is clearly a new 
feature and not a bug fix

2- Unless I'm mistaken, this patch addresses only a subset of the 
INSPIRE requirements and may not be compatible with a more complete 
solution that would come in 6.2 to more widely address INSPIRE 
requirements (what this mapserver-inspire group needs to work on)... 
what I mean is that once something like this is released, it will be 
nearly impossible to take it out, so I'd rather wait until we have a 
solid solution instead of putting something in that we may have to take 
back out later.

What do others think?

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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