[postgis-devel] Re: [postgis-users] RE: WKT Raster project: call for fundings
strk at keybit.net
Fri Dec 5 10:15:28 PST 2008
On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 11:36:20AM -0500, Burgholzer,Robert wrote:
> I realize that it would only be a drop in the bucket, but would seeking Google Summer of Code funds be a helpful avenue?
Maybe in winter Google might be an option, have some good contact to share ?
> Robert W. Burgholzer
> Surface Water Modeler
> Office of Water Supply and Planning
> Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
> rwburgholzer at deq.virginia.gov
> Open Source Modeling Tools:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Pierre Racine
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:07 AM
> To: Sandro Santilli; postgis-devel at postgis.refractions.net; postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
> Subject: [postgis-users] RE: WKT Raster project: call for fundings
> Hi all,
> For myself, I will start to work on the project about 15 hours per week in march 2009. At this rhythm, we won't have a beta before winter 2010. This is why help would be welcome.
> So two programmers would be working on the project if someone can fund Sandro. One full time (Sandro), one half time (me). For now Sandro has very few money and I'll have few time.
> The main idea of WKT Raster is to treat raster tiles as much as possible like PostGIS geometries so we could query and analyse (intersection, overlay, interpolation, conversion, etc...) vectors and rasters seamlessly. WKT Raster is much simpler than Oracle Georaster and much more GIS oriented (like PostGIS is).
> A PowerPoint of the design is available at http://www.cef-cfr.ca/uploads/Membres/WKTRasterPostGIS.ppt
> >-----Message d'origine-----
> >De : Sandro Santilli [mailto:strk at keybit.net]
> >Envoyé : 4 décembre 2008 06:21
> >À : postgis-devel at postgis.refractions.net;
> >postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
> >Cc : Pierre Racine
> >Objet : WKT Raster project: call for fundings
> >Hi all,
> >As some of you may know, I've been working the past two years
> >on the GNU Flash Player , something I've felt the need for
> >since I've been doing flash maps for a few years w/out a fully
> >free stack supporting the result (playback).
> >Now Gnash is good enough for use when authors are willing to
> >target it, and sponsorship reduced, so I'm back
> >lurking in the GIS field.
> >Doing so, I've found the new WKT-raster thread started
> >by Pierre Racine  and tought that's something I might be
> >available to work on, given enough fundings can be found.
> >The first steps in that direction would be:
> > - Define a new RASTER postgresql type.
> > - Implement canonical input and output SQL routines.
> > - Implement an importer producing a table
> > of RASTER tiles from a single raster file.
> > - Implement an SQL aggregate to return a jpeg from a set.
> > - Overlap operator and simple inspectors (bounds, pixels,
> > bands, sizes).
> >I'm working with Pierre to further refine those steps,
> >but you get the idea. It would take about 6 months
> >to complete the whole set, for an ideal target of 30K EUR.
> > So, who's interested in (co)funding the work ?
> >I've a partial contribution, but would need 10x more to go.
> >Let's see if the PostGIS community can do it again 
> >( and better this time :)
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash
> > http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/2005/10/concurrency-for-postgis.html
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