[DB-SIG] thoughts about OpenGIS extensions

Andy Dustman farcepest at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 16:24:42 CEST 2006

On 10/3/06, Mario Frasca <mfrasca at zonnet.nl> wrote:
> On 2006-1003 10:01:00, Andy Dustman wrote:
> > if you have a
> > function that does the necessary conversion into a Python type.
> ...  do we need here to know the internal data format used by mysql?
> on their web site I could not find it.  the only reference I say is
> at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/fetching-spatial-data.html,
> stating that «Fetching geometry values using internal format can be
> useful in table-to-table transfers».


I think these are OpenGIS formats.

> > (If
> > you know a good standard Python library that does this, I'll add
> > support. I looked into this once and didn't find a clear answer.)
> did you check Federico's link
> http://initd.org/tracker/psycopg/wiki/GeoTypes
> the page contains links to the downloadable tarballs.
> it looks quite nice, I'd say.

Indeed, might have to experiment with it.
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