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

2007-11-20 Thread Luis W. Sevilla
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 09:53 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for GIS data. That it is open (albeit not Free) along

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

2007-11-19 Thread Luis W. Sevilla
greatest market share. Some thoughts. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 09:53 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format So, I am

When *is* a format 'open'? (was Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format)

2007-11-17 Thread Jo Walsh
dear all, On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 04:17:18PM -0500, Sampson, David wrote: Besides, if you want wide adoption of an open format then why not go for those players who hold greatest market share. When is a format an open format? We know an open license can be one complying to the OSI open license

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

2007-11-17 Thread Luis W. Sevilla
greatest market share. Some thoughts. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 09:53 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format So, I am

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

2007-11-16 Thread Paul Spencer
format then why not go for those players who hold greatest market share. Some thoughts. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 09:53 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project

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

2007-11-15 Thread Sampson, David
then why not go for those players who hold greatest market share. Some thoughts. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 09:53 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new

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
project -- a new, open data format So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for GIS data. That it is open (albeit not Free) along with the deep and wide presence of ESRI's products from the beginning of the epoch, it has been widely adopted. Existence of shapelib, various language

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

2007-11-13 Thread Dave McIlhagga
Puneet: I believe you've just described the SDF format (open, based on SQL lite) that is currently in use by FDO / MapGuide. Some info from a post from Jason Birch a while back: To bring us back to the start of this post, the one item on this list that I think may get overlooked is

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

2007-11-13 Thread Landon Blake
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of P Kishor Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:53 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for GIS data. That it is open (albeit not Free) along

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

2007-11-13 Thread Paul Spencer
this sounds like the SDF format, although I am not sure that SDF is open source - there is an open source implementation as part of FDO (http://fdo.osgeo.org/fdosdf/index.html ) Paul On 13-Nov-07, at 9:52 AM, P Kishor wrote: So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for

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

2007-11-13 Thread Christopher Schmidt
On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 07:42:12AM -0800, Landon Blake wrote: You wrote: that would be completely Free, single-file based (instead of the multiple .shp, .dbf, .shx, etc... Is there a problem with a multiple file format? I have tinkered with some different binary file formats, and it seems

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

2007-11-13 Thread Gary Sherman
On Nov 13, 2007, at 6:42 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote: o RDBMS style operations like SQL filtering, joins, etc. o Get past all the shapefile limitations related to the .dbf format (very restricted data types, short attribute names, lots of other limits) o Allow storing many layers in one

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

2007-11-13 Thread P Kishor
On 11/13/07, Frank Warmerdam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: P Kishor wrote: So, I am thinking, Shapefile is the de facto data standard for GIS data. That it is open (albeit not Free) along with the deep and wide presence of ESRI's products from the beginning of the epoch, it has been widely

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

2007-11-13 Thread Chip Mefford
From: P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format To: OSGeo Discussions discuss@lists.osgeo.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 On 11/13/07, Frank Warmerdam