[Requests] Geometry encoding in JSON
volker at couchbase.com
Tue Jul 31 06:16:45 EDT 2012
Volker Mische, volker at couchbase.com
GeoServices REST API 12-054
2. Implementation Specification Section number:
General - Sections 9. Geometry information
4. Comments/justifications for changes:
The current draft uses its own way to encode geometries as JSON. Though
there is an already existing specification (which is not an OGC
standard) which is called GeoJSON . It already provides an encoding
for the geometry types (Multi-)Point, (Multi-)LineString,(Multi-)Polygon
and Geometry Collections.
It is already supported by a huge number of projects that implement OGC
standards. To name a few: PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers.
Hence I propose that GeoServices REST API uses the existing widely used
GeoJSON encoding, rather than inventing it's own one.
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