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From Martin Desruisseaux <martin.desruisse...@geomatys.com>
Subject Re: GeoSpatial Query support
Date Sun, 07 Jun 2015 18:41:40 GMT
Hello Niclas

Thanks for your email. There is no worry, we understand very well the
wish to keep the amount of dependencies low in the core. SIS is doing
the same. Indeed, a geospatial dependency in Zest could quickly become
many megabytes in size given how complex geospatial can be.

    Regard,

        Martin


Le 06/06/15 05:59, Niclas Hedhman a écrit :
> Martin & SIS community,
>
> A clarification about the dependency in my first paragraph to the Zest
> community;
> We want to support geospatial querying. But querying is at the moment an
> integral part in the Zest/Qi4j Core runtime. And we have been striving to
> remove dependencies in Core, and have all of those sitting in
> Libraries(used by user code) or Extensions (used by Core Runtime).
>
> The current work, done for a project and contributed back, is therefor
> having its own interfaces for the data types, and can easily integrate with
> GeoAPI interfaces, and probably not that easy with SIS down the line. It is
> this restriction that I want to overcome, i.e. no new dependency in Core,
> yet still allow GeoAPI types to be used in Indexing/Querying subsystem.
>
> I hope that makes more sense, than the previous very terse sentence which
> assumed familiarity with Zest mantra and vision.
>
> One more thing; Zest is not a Geo-related project per se, so don't expect
> me (and most the others) to understand your world ;-)
>
>
> Cheers
> Niclas


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