[postgis-users] Raster data

Chris G. Nicholas cgn at globexplorer.com
Mon Mar 10 07:59:57 PST 2003

What were you looking for? We have 200+ terabytes of raster content available as an OpenGIS WMS, all of which we index/manipulate using a spatial db. We use transactions to store, move, etc the raster files, but we certainly don't store it all *in* the db.
For example - where do you want decompression of MrSid and/or Jpeg2000 imagery to occur? Where do you want reprojection to occur? How would you control mosaicing? In the db or in the client? 

Chris Nicholas

-----Original Message-----
From:	Christoph Spoerri [mailto:spoerri at duke.edu]
Sent:	Mon 3/10/2003 6:51 AM
To:	PostGIS Users Discussion
Subject:	[postgis-users] Raster data

I'm new to PostGIS and this list so I'm not sure if this questions came 
already up.

I was wondering if there are any plans on incorporating raster data into 
PostGIS? I had some very good results with using raster data in ArcSDE and 
would like to see a similar feature in PostGIS. Does anybody work on this? Is 
there some need for it? If not, what are the arguments against it?


Christoph Spoerri
Research Associate
A321 LSRC, Box 90328
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
phone: 919-613-8119
fax: 919-684-8741

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