[Qgis-developer] Spatialize attribute columns XY oor WKT, design choice

Matthias Kuhn matthias.kuhn at gmx.ch
Wed Feb 19 03:47:29 PST 2014

A bit of a problem I see is that there is still no support for plugin 
data providers. Are you thinking about implementing this as a plugin 

On Wed 19 Feb 2014 11:46:39 AM CET, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM, Hugo Mercier
> <hugo.mercier at oslandia.com <mailto:hugo.mercier at oslandia.com>> wrote:
>     And Spatialite functions handling spatial indexes can be used on
>     them ...
>     So we could imagine a VirtualQGIS virtual table driver distributed
>     with
>     QGIS ...
>     Cool ! :)
> Yeah it is pretty cool.  That is where I first got the idea from.
> My main idea was to have a QGIS implementation of that that can sit on
> top of any QGIS layer not just OGR ones.  So instead of having a
> backend of OGRFeature and OGRDatasource it would use QgsDataProvider
> and QgsFeature.
> It's pretty cool that there is a Python way to do this, will be good
> to prototype something quick then port to C++ for speed.  I might have
> some time tomorrow to try my hand at something basic and if it works
> we can explore it further.
> - Nathan
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