[Geowanking] GeoPDF 2.2 has been approved by OGC as best practice
bfraser at geoanalytic.com
Thu Feb 5 19:44:40 PST 2009
I haven't read the spec yet, but I think GDAL would require linking to a
library capable of writing (and maybe reading) PDF frames and tags. I
don't know of any Open Source PDF library that can to that yet (maybe
PoDoFo). Do you know of any?
That said, I'd like to see the Open Source GeoPDF effort go forward; I
think there's very good value there...
> OGC has approved GeoPDF 2.2 (OGC 08-139r1) as an OGC Best Practice. What
> we've disclosed is the details of the georegistration technique that we've
> historically used in GeoPDF. However, Adobe has promulgated a slightly
> different technique, which we'll b
> e using going forward. Adobe's technique can be found at:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference.html. Hackers who want to
> create geospatial PDF files should use Adobe's PDF/ISO 32000 extensions,
> IMO. I've got some musings about what for me are h
> appy developments at:
> It should be a fairly straight-forward exercise to make, say, a GDAL mo
> dule to create geospatial PDF files. I would have like to have seen this
> go down, oh, say in 2003, but better late than never!
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