[OpenLayers-Dev] GML Parsing 2.x: standard geometry properties

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Apr 13 02:18:38 EDT 2011

Hi Andreas,

thanks for your feedback, ofcourse I ran into the same situation back then since someone was using MapInfo to export GML, and it uses Safe FME under the hood.

We need to tackle this at some point, but not by polluting the SF GML parser.

Best regards,

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Bart van den Eijnden
bartvde at osgis.nl

On Apr 12, 2011, at 7:55 PM, Andreas Schmitz wrote:

> Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) wrote:
> Hi,
>> see the discussion here:
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/openlayers/ticket/2330
>> Basically, we support the Simple Features profile, and these are not part
>> of the SF profile.
> yes, the description is indeed misleading (and I didn't stumble upon any
> source code comments in that direction either, although I might just
> have missed them).
>> Patches would involve adding a new parser for complex GML and are welcome
>> ofcourse.
> Hm, that's a pity. I'm not sure whether parsing complex GML is something
> one wants to do with OpenLayers (at least for the next 5 years or so
> ;-), but apart from the GMLSF specs I don't consider support for eg.
> gml:pointProperty 'complex' (the gml:xxxPropertyTypes are included in
> GMLSF anyway).
> As far as I know, FME's GML writer will (without custom XSLT or
> something) always produce the gml:xxxProperty geometry properties, so
> OpenLayers will essentially just be unusable with FME's GML output (as
> long as one wants geometries...). At least interested people now have a
> patch ;-)
> Best regards, Andreas

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