[Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

Matthias Kuhn matthias.kuhn at gmx.ch
Wed May 7 14:04:27 PDT 2014


> As far as I understand the code, from QGIS perspective, that's pretty much the
> same thing. Even if .gpkg is technically closer to sqlite/spatialite. But in
> any case you have to check with http://gdal.org/ogr/drv_geopackage.html what
> dataset and layer creation options are available.

The code is only there to formalize the layer and dataset options and 
is currently only used to create GUI elements in the save-as dialog.
Werner Macho has translated all the information from the OGR docs into 
this format.

> FYI, I'm currently working on a GDAL RFC that should make all that knowledge
> of OGR drivers metadata to go from QGIS back to GDAL.

That's great news!

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