[Geowanking] Perl Geospatial Content (and other gems?)
rich.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 15:44:32 PDT 2006
How effective is the existing Geo::Gpx? It is nice to have pure-perl,
but the GPX parser in gpsbabel is quite fast, so if you were into
wrapping gpsbabel anyway that seems a good path.
On 8/30/06, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> On 30 Aug 2006, at 19:26, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> > Somewhere at the top of this I made a fairly modest proposal to
> > survey, document and improve the geo-related modules on CPAN so
> > that people who understand the basics of geometry but don't know
> > the GIS terminology would have a better experience when trying to
> > perform simple geo programming tasks.
> > Since then I've slightly lost track of the flow of the discussion.
> > Is anyone still interested in doing /that/ (and for now /just/
> > that)? :)
> Oh, and further to that I'm in the process of getting control of
> Geo::Gpx (although it'd be better if it were called Geo::GPX) which
> is currently incomplete with a view to fleshing it out as a complete
> general purpose GPX parser / generator. Next up I plan to visit
> * datum conversion
> * conversion to and from various national grids
> * conversion to and from various location notations (DMS, decimal
> degrees &c)
> * interface to allow gpsbabel to be used simply as an input output
> * simple spatial and temporal indexes for small (i.e. in core) sets
> of points and features
> I have existing code to do each of those things so the main thrust of
> that activity is to tidy it up for release and write good quality
> documentation and test suites.
> So that's the kind of activity I was envisaging. If anyone's still
> interested in that kind of thing let me know.
> Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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