[QGIS-Developer] srs.db

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Tue Dec 12 12:50:44 PST 2017

Hi Martin,

On Tue, 12. Dec 2017 at 17:07:21 +0100, Martin Dobias wrote:
> 1. is there any reason why we need to keep srs.db in the sources,
> rather than generating it during the build?

There's more in the srs.db than crssync handles.  There may be entries, that
are not present in GDAL/PROJ.4 at all.  We only update where the two intersect
and even have means to avoid the update for some.

It's supposed to be run on install (and is in the debian and windows

I agree that srs.db is not ideal and tracking changes is not nice (there are
quite a few commits that have the SQL for the change in the commit message).


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