[Freegis-list] EDBS/ATKIS to some useful GIS-format converter wanted!
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 11:13:41 +0100
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 09:10:32AM +0000, Andreas H wrote:
> what you describe is exactly what i have planed for a student work in my
> firm over the next month. The goal was to develop a converter for MIF and
> SHP as target.
that sounds good.
> But I'm not sure if we do this, because of the following problems:
> - the EDBS-data is not public available, it is very expensive and so there
> are not much user
if users are interested in ability to read the format
it is reason enough to develop this software.
> - because of the copyright I thinks it's not easy to get sample data
true. The development should take place where EDBS data are
available and should link to people with other EDBS for testing.
I am able to test a EDBS converter with huge data sets of lower saxonia.
> - we have the official documentation, but we can't found any information
> about the differences or internal changes there was made
exactly. to some extent reverse engeneering is required.
> - I think the "Landesvermessungsverwaltungen" are not cooperative to get
> insights in the format
a matter of motivation. I think we could contact and convince some
people of the authorities.
> My main question is:
> How usefull is a free converter for only restricted available data????
it is very useful.
* it will make Free GIS Software such as GRASS more attractive for those
who need to work with EDBS.
* it will generate awareness of Free GIS Software in general
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/