a.neumann at carto.net
Mon Nov 19 01:47:35 PST 2012
Hi Paolo and others,
The situation with GeoPDF is a bit similar to DXF - which basically
means that although ogr supports it it will be a LOT of work to support
it, because of the following:
* QGIS needs to support OGR feature styling first - needs to
automatically convert QGIS symbology to OGR feature styling. The problem
here is, that QGIS has a richer symbology feature set than OGR and it
would only work for simpler symbology anyway.
* QGIS needs to support the export of several QGIS layers into one OGR
* SVG symbols need to be converted into symbols that OGR can digest -
or we have enhance OGR to support SVG to xx conversion.
* while exporting you probably also want to take into account a certain
export map scale (e.g. exporting for scale of 1:1000) and QGIS would
have to read all symbology and label rules for that certain map scale to
apply them - even if GeoPDF and DXF are in real-world coordinates.
All of these mean probably several hundred hours of work.
The good news is that the first bullet point is already financed by the
City of Morges - with the purpose of exporting DXF files while keeping
the symbology as close as possible. Marco H. will work on it before the
end of the year.
If you have additional funding it would help to speed up the process.
On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:43:35 +0100, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Hi all.
> Quite nice new GeoPDF support in GDAL:
> Hopefully we'll support it soon?
> Thanks Maurizio AKA napo for the link.
> All the best.
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