I'm new here and looking for a GIS (Geographic Information System) that can process the spatial data from SQL AAnywhere 12(SA). At the moment I'm working with MapGuide Open Source (MGOS).
MGOS has FDO providers for a lot of databases (e.g. MySQLOracle, PostGIS, SQL Server, ..) but not for SA. As a temporarily solution all spatial data are stored in MySQL and all the others in SA. But this can't be for the future.
As far as I know only Quantum GIS (qgis) supports SA. However qgis is a typical desktop solution and I need GIS also in the web and on mobile phones. Btw I have done a lot of work for my MGOS application.
The best would be a FDO provider for SA. Particularly with regards not only to MGOS, but also a lot of Autodesk products working with FDO.
But also other GIS solutions based on SA would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
asked 12 Apr '12, 11:07
At the moment, QGIS is the only publicly-available provider for SA (that I am aware of). However, we currently have in-house prototypes for providers for both the (GDAL)OGR and Geotools open-source libraries. The current status of those providers is that their development is completed, but we are awaiting internal approval to publish the source (via a contribution back to their respective open-source projects).
We have minimally tested the OGR provider with both QGIS and MapServer. We have minimally tested the Geotools provider with both uDig and GeoServer. We haven't tried FDO, but once we publish our SA-OGR provider you should be able to get MGOS working via the FDO-OGR bridge.
Thanks for your question; I will see what I can do about expediting our publishing of these providers.
Dave DeHaan SQL Anywhere Query Processing Team
answered 12 Apr '12, 11:48