[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoC 2011 Proposal: OpenGIS support

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Wed Apr 6 15:20:46 CEST 2011


Dne Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:23:26 +0200
Milosz Lewandowski <milosz.lewandowski at gmail.com> napsal(a):

> my name is Miłosz Lewandowski and I am studying Theoretical Computer Science
> at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. I would like to participate in
> GSoC 2011 and I think that I have interesting proposal regarding OpenGIS
> support. But first, before I will send the proposal, I have some question.
> 1. In MySQL there is something like spatial indexes, I suppose it would be
> good if I implemented them also?


> 2. I suppose that simple graphical editor for spatial datatypes will be good
> idea. But I don't think that connecting pma only with some maps web
> application like Google Maps will be appropiate as many users use spatial
> datatypes in theoretical aspects or even not to geographical purposes, but
> only geometrical. I suppose that the best way will be graphical editor
> divided into two parts: geometrical and geographical (of course not named
> like that). Will it be accepted?

Having option to use maps is welcome, I think the editor should be
basically same, just allow to enable background with maps.

> 3. What about GEOMETRY_COLUMNS metadata view? I quite can't see where I can
> put it in PMA in such way that it won't disturb users that don't use spatial
> features at all. Perhaps the best solution will be to ommit this feature, am
> I right?

I don't see why it should be disturbing...

> And one more question not connected with proposal: there is some lack of
> bugs on bugtracker, connected with work that is required for my proposal
> (php). I see mostly gui bugs and closed bugs ;] What are the chances of
> being accepted without any patch submitted?

Rather low and I think there is enough bugs to fix :-)

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com
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