[postgis-devel] Point Cloud in PostGIS and Open Source Development

Pierre Racine Pierre.Racine at sbf.ulaval.ca
Fri Mar 1 02:40:05 PST 2013

Thanks Paul.

Just impatient to see what we will be able to do with that (like producing more nifty rasters in the database ;) Will discussion be open at the code sprint?


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> bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paul Ramsey
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> Subject: Re: [postgis-devel] Point Cloud in PostGIS and Open Source
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> Nope, nothing available right now except "use the source Luke" (actually don't
> use it, just read it). I'll detail it more in a week or so (and not on the mailing list,
> but in the README.md) but right now I'm under a ton of pressure to just get the
> foundations laid down. Not being a great developer, I'm constantly backtracking
> my design so I'm Really Stressed Out right now, not really in top communication
> form.
> It's not a PostGIS development, it's independent, it will have optional
> dependencies on PostGIS so it can be used in an integrated way if do desired,
> much as raster was originally a separate project.
> Since I don't want help at the moment, I'm placing a minimum of effort into
> community things like marketing and publicity and talking to folks.  If I wanted to
> recruit developers I'd be going about it a different way probably.
> I hope you'll all come to my talk at FOSS4G NA, for the grand unveiling.
> P.
> --
> Paul Ramsey
> http://cleverelephant.ca
> http://postgis.net
> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:34 AM, Pierre Racine wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is it possible to get more information about the current development of point
> cloud support in PostGIS? This project seems to be going on
> (https://github.com/pramsey/pointcloud) but I haven't seen anything about the
> data structure planned (is that it?
> https://github.com/pramsey/pointcloud/blob/master/README.md), about
> function specifications, about the road map, about the people and organizations
> involved, about the justification for the current design. The only thing that
> seems open in this project is the source code. No open discussion, no open
> document, no open specifications, no open road map. Is this an open project?
> >
> > Seems to me that every steps of open source software development should be
> open. Not just the source code...
> >
> > Is this project in any way related to this other initiative:
> http://wiki.hsr.ch/Datenbanken/files/pgsql_point_cloud.pdf
> >
> > How is it related to PDAL?
> >
> > I can pay 5000$ to anybody (other than PR) having info on this project. (Just
> joking...)
> >
> > Pierre
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