Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1291814
RFE To expose VDBs as Geospatial databases
Last modified: 2015-12-21 17:03:38 EST
Description of problem:
In this JIRA https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBDVPL-287 we provide spatial functions for DV to DB downstream running of these functions. The aim would be to allow VDBs to expose geospatial function execution on the views by the clients
RWS a Dutch agency which manages bridges etc. and their maintenance in The Netherlands utilizes WMS/WFS web services implemented by ArcGIS, Geoserver, MapServer, QGIS to locate places of interest (bridges) on map along with their features. To achieve this we need to integrate and run geospatial functions on the backends (some are already planned in for 6.3) but since the consuming clients require WMS/WFS input we would require DV to also expose the geospatial functions via the JDBC/ODBC drivers to the client apps (ArcGIS, Geoserver etc.). Hence DV VDBs would need to appear GIS compliant datasources.
Do you have details on what it means to be GIS compliant?
WMS - http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms
WFS - http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs
RWS is using MapViewer to show maps based on WMS services. The WMS services are provided by a GeoServer like ArcGIS or GeoServer.
OData has also some capabilities in the Geo space especially on the .Net libraries side.
See http://www.odata.org/libraries/ for Microsoft.Spatial (OData v4) and System.Spatial (OData v1-3)
Closing as this has been logged in product planning.