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* [[User:Neteler|Markus Neteler]] (proposer)
 
* [[User:Neteler|Markus Neteler]] (proposer)
 
* [[User:Sholler|Sebastian Holler]]
 
* [[User:Sholler|Sebastian Holler]]
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* [[User:kotzino|Dimitris Kotzinos]]
  
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]

Revision as of 04:33, 4 May 2008

Motivation

Several OSGeo software projects support Python. However, a global abstraction layer is lacking which would help to do "OSGeo Python programming". We think of well documented bindings to the various software projects which are handled as plugins (or whatever appropriate).

Functionality

Shared functions may include

  • Import/Export of data
  • Linking to external data sources
  • Reprojection tools
  • GIS analysis
  • Plotting and printing

Programming Language

  • Python
  • SWIG
  • ...

Existing code to be recycled

Architecture

Draft concept:

 +----------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                                                                |
 |                      OSGeo Python Library                      |   User API
 |                                                                |
 +---------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------+-----+
 |         |            |             |           |         |     |
 | File IO | Streams IO | Projections | Analytics |  Print  | ... |   Abstraction Layer
 |         |            |             |           |         |     |
 +---------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------+-----+
 |                      |             |           |         |     |
 |        GDAL/xxx      |   PROJ4     |   GRASS   |  QGIS   | ... |   OSGeo and related projects
 |                      |             |           |Mapserver|     |   with Python bindings
 |                      |             |           |         |     |
 +----------------------+-------------+-----------+---------+-----+


License

It is proposed to license the OSGeo Python Library under ... TBD. Certainly OSI compliant.

Interested people