[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoC Idea OpenGIS Support

Ravindra Nath Kakarla ravindhranath at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 21:32:59 CET 2011

Hi Michal,

Thanks for your feedback.

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Dne Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:02:32 +0530
> Ravindra Nath Kakarla <ravindhranath at gmail.com> napsal(a):
> > I have the following suggestions regarding the OpenGIS support in
> > phpMyAdmin.
> >
> > Problem: There is no proper representation of spatial data. The current
> > version shows the bytes occupied by the spatial data value.
> > Suggestion: A visual representation of data will be more apt or at least
> a
> > representation to show which type of geometry class it is has to be
> there.
> >
> > Problem: The user cannot edit the fields of spatial data. Raw data is
> > displayed.
> > Suggestion: A similar interface mentioned above can be used to edit the
> > value of a spatial field. The corresponding visual representation can be
> > displayed if required.
> There was also suggestion to allow use of maps like openstreetmap.org or
> google maps for displaying/editing the data.

I feel a simple graphical editor for manipulating spatial data will be more
appropriate. Not all data may correspond to real world
geography. Additionally, the data can be linked to OSM if user wishes to
manipulate it that way. Is there any license issue with using google maps?
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