[Freegis-list] EDBS/ATKIS to some useful GIS-format converter wanted!
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 13:29:34
> > 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
I definitive want to support this. But I'm a little bit careful with this
converter. Not every who want's to contribute or use it, can do this,
because of the restricted data. This is not the meaning of "Open".
But this is only a comment, the reasons are:
We developed a prototype in Perl. This decision was not so good, because it
took some month and to convert a simple "TK-Blatt" it needs hours.
On the other side I also know the free converter AvAtkis and we had no or
little problems with it. I think it's an alternative.
What are your problems with it? How about contacting the authors?
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