[Freegis-list] EDBS/ATKIS to some useful GIS-format converter wanted!
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:01:33 +0100
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 01:29:34PM +0000, Andreas H wrote:
> 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.
Will you publish this prototype as Free Software?
at least it would help to learn.
> 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?
This tool is just "for free". No source codes.
You definitely will no be able to convince the authors to
release the tool as Free Software, because their business model
is to leave out some functions in the gratis tool and sell
a "Professional" version for some N KiloEuro.
If they would release the incomplete version as Free Software,
we would soon complete the tool :-) and they would not be able
to sell licenses anymore.
There are chances that there will be a C implementation released soon.
The author agreed in principle. Will keep you informed.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/