[Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats
larrys at dakotacarto.com
Wed May 7 13:19:25 PDT 2014
On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Even Rouault
<even.rouault at mines-paris.org>wrote:
> Le mercredi 07 mai 2014 20:51:53, Larry Shaffer a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > GDAL/OGR 1.11 offers several new OGR formats  that need support added
> > QGIS's source. I have added the OpenFileGDB format (because it was simple
> > to do) , but don't have enough experience with the other database
> > formats to add their support.
> > * CartoDB : read/write support
> --> Not file based, but remote database. Should be dealt like others
> myDatabaseDrivers cases
> > * GME (Google Map Engine) : read/write support
> --> Remote database too.
> > * GPKG (GeoPackage): read-write support (vector part of the spec.)
> --> File-based (similar to CSV) Extension is .gpkg
Should this be treated more like SQLite, or Spatialite, instead of CSV?
> > * SXF: read-only support
> --> File-based. Extension is SXF
> > * WALK : read-only support
> --> Similar to PGEO. It is a MDB database
> > * WAsP .map : read-write support
> --> File-based. Extension is .map
> > Would anyone be willing to help add support for those? Looks like in
> > addition to qgsogrprovider.cpp's createFilters( QString type ) that
> > QgsVectorFileWriter::initMetaData() also needs updated.
> > IMO, it would be good to then backport these to release-2.2 branch as
> > so current users may benefit from the new formats. I could add my commit,
> > but seems like it would be better to add full GDAL/OGR 1.11 support at
> > to that branch, excepting some formats if they will need more extensive
> > support added first.
> >  http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.11.0-News
> >  https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/commit/a096cf4
> > Regards,
> > Larry
> Geospatial professional services
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