Spatial Reference: The Web Site

From a post by Howard Butler to gdal-dev:

Chris Schmidt and I have been working on a website that reflects the EPSG spatial reference codes database and user-contributed codes in a variety of output formats. The EPSG code database is never as up to date as you would like, and we frequently tell people to hack their /usr/share/proj/epsg database file with made up codes to support alternative projections. If we could consume URL-based spatial references with OSR, all that would be required is someone adds the custom coordinate system definition to the site and then everyone could refer to it at that location (hopefully indefinitely).

As for the website itself, if it has uptake and people find it useful, we will work to put it somewhere it can live for a very long time — for example OSGeo. The source code (it’s written in Django) will be made available so anyone can stand up their own version of the site.

I’ve been having a lot of fun: this is my first real foray into Django, and I wish I’d done it long ago.

3 Responses to “Spatial Reference: The Web Site”

  1. Justin Bronn Says:

    Welcome to Django! I’m working hard on GeoDjango, the official geographic branch, and feedback from community experts such as yourself would be appreciated. There’s been demand for integration with OpenLayers — I’m interested in looking at your code when you decide to publish it.

  2. Guillaume Sueur Says:

    Well done guys ! I’ve been playing around with Django too, and its benefits are quite obvious in terms of flexibility and deployment.

  3. Jeff Terry Says:

    Thanks for your article. I am new at django and this will be a big help.