[OSGeoJapan-discuss] Integration of Japanese GIS formats into mainline GDAL ?

Even Rouault even.rouault @ spatialys.com
2015年 4月 30日 (木) 07:45:47 PDT


Sorry for writing in English, but I don't unfortunately speak Japanese.

I'm one of the GDAL developers.

I've noticed that there are "un-official" versions of GDAL floating around, with 
a few drivers for new Japanese-specific formats. I was wondering if there was a 
reason to keep them outside of the official GDAL tree ? Integrating them into 
mainline GDAL would probably make life of Japanese users easier. GDAL has 
already support for a lof of national specific formats, mainly in Europe and 
North America. Would be cool for Asia to join in ;-)

In a recent discussion thread, the following link is mentionned:

I can see that it contains 2 new GDAL drivers ( FGD: Japanese Fundamental 
Geographic Data (.xml) & FG-GML :  Japanese Fundamental Geographic Data 
GML(.xml) ) and one OGR driver (FGD).
Unfortunatelly there's no author or copyright information in the header of the 
corresponding source files. Would their author(s) be willing to release them 
under the X/MIT license and contribute them to the mainline GDAL project ? 
Perhaps some test files to write minimalistic regressions tests would be 

Let me know if I can be useful for anything. I can also help for writing new 
drivers if needed.

Best regards,


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