[Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

Blumentrath, Stefan Stefan.Blumentrath at nina.no
Wed May 7 13:31:37 PDT 2014

The Norwegian SOSI format (Vector) is also “new” - or more precise improved - in terms of build process in GDAL 1.11.

On windows, it is now supported as a GDAL plugin and available in OSGeo4W. On Linux / Mac it still has to be built from source with an external library dependency (https://github.com/kartverket/fyba).
SOSI is a bit peculiar, but it is the format of the official map data in Norway, used by public authorities.  The driver says it is Read/Write but writing is not fully implemented (yet).

It would be splendid to be able to open SOSI files directly in QGIS (see also http://hub.qgis.org/issues/3708) and also write it once the public mapping authority fully implements the driver…


From: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Etienne Tourigny
Sent: 7. mai 2014 21:42
To: Even Rouault
Cc: qgis-developer
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

There is also one new raster format (KRO).

To whoever adds support for these, it would be nice to test that they it works in file open dialogs as well as the browser dock and app.  Should work automatically once the ogr and gdal drivers are updated.

Looks like there is no support for  network-based gdal/ogr drivers in the browser -  that would be nice to have. It could take the form of a new top-level item, and a "New connection" dialog similar to the one used in the "new vector" database widget.


On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Even Rouault <even.rouault at mines-paris.org<mailto: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 [0] that need support added in
> QGIS's source. I have added the OpenFileGDB format (because it was simple
> to do) [1], 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

> * 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 well,
> 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 once
> to that branch, excepting some formats if they will need more extensive
> support added first.
> [0] http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.11.0-News
> [1] https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/commit/a096cf4
> Regards,
> Larry
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