[Qgis-developer] Get rid of Shapefiles ! Go GeoJSON !

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Mon Nov 26 12:39:37 PST 2012

I'm for abstraction too. It's pretty annoying to get prompted for
a shapefile filename everytime you ask qgis to make an operation.
It'd be much better to keep the layers in memory and ask the user
for the format on close (want to save ? which format ?).

Spatialite would make a good default.


On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 08:01:55AM -0800, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> > I agreed with all you said, I am sure Spatialite format is the future of 
> > Geo"file" format:
> I agree too, and it's being more and more used behind other software.
> However, with all the formats that GDAL/OGR provides to QGIS, behind the scenes, wouldn't it make more sense to abstract editable data types and allow the user to set their default preferred format in QGIS?  OGR, for example, already provides this kind of abstraction for the QGIS db providers and elsewhere.  If other tools and plugins could build toward a similar approach, that would be useful, plus it would alleviate the "best format" argument ;)
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