[postgis-devel] Geodetic Plan

David William Bitner david.bitner at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 07:19:38 PDT 2009

mmmmmmm, 4d index

Should I start dreaming about storing my M values in seconds from the unix
epoch so I truly have a time/space feature???

If we're changing lwgeom, I should just make my dream go all out and go for
an indexed T coordinate that can store timestamps for coordinates!

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at opengeo.org> wrote:

> Folks,
> I may be getting a contract to bring in geodetic support in the next
> little while. The challenge is to bring in this potentially big piece
> of new functionality, and have it into a released version in around 9
> months. I have been thinking about different ways to approach the
> implementation and placed some thoughts here.
> http://files.getdropbox.com/u/1184727/geodetic-plan.txt
> I'm interested to hear your thoughts about what the most useful
> approach would be. The client wants to see this work in the core
> distribution, and OpenGeo has an interest in the longer term vision of
> PostGIS, so the most expedient approach is not necessarily required,
> we can choose something that balances our long-term vision with the
> short-term need to have working code in a numbered release.
> Yours,
> Paul
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David William Bitner
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