RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format

2007-11-15 Thread Sampson, David
Alright, Here are some other thoughts. First off what about a open office (open base) type approach... This mimmics the ESRI MSAccess approach and seams to work well for non server environments. Also open office is a good environment for some basic applications. Next, what ever happened to the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format

2007-11-15 Thread Jody Garnett
Why not make it on the H2 database ;-) or Derby (both have been proposed on the java lists recently); Seriously choosing a language specific format is not the most fun idea. Cheers, Jody So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for GIS data. That it is open (albeit not Free)

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format

2007-11-15 Thread Lucena, Ivan
Sampson, I am not a GML guru and I don't know if a binary version exists already, but I would imagine that HDF5 would be a excellent choice by its own hierarchical nature. I mean, we can use GML as a schema to store the data in binary format in the HDF5 format. Best regards, Ivan Sampson,