[Phpmyadmin-devel] Visualizing GIS data.

Madhura Jayaratne madhura.cj at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 12:11:45 CET 2011

Hi all,

I read about the project idea 'Zoom search' [0] on GSoC 2011 Ideas List and
I think the concept applies to GIS data more than anything else.

Unlike other data types spatial data almost always needs a graphic
visualizer to make it more useful. Unless visualized you can't figure out
what the the data relates to, can'f figure out geographical data in your
head without projecting longitude/latitude pairs onto a map. So I propose a
data visualizer for GIS data as a part of 'OpenGIS support' [1], suggested
in GSoC 2011 Ideas List.

Zooming, text on hovering and other actions suggested under Zoom search
would make this visualization also a source for search and clicking on an
item would take you to browse the corresponding data. This would make GIS
data compatible with Zoom search proposed.

I would much appreciate your comments on this idea.

[0] http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/GSoC_2011_Ideas_List#Zoom-search
[1] http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/GSoC_2011_Ideas_List#OpenGIS_support
Thanks and Regards,

Madhura Jayaratne
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