Type: New Feature
Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: 2.1.M0
Fix Version/s: None
This is a request for an enterly new module, this task is idealy suited for someone wanting to get into GeoTools2 development.
We do not yet have a nice generic implemnentation of a datastore for simple CSV files, clearly one is needed.
The implementation should support:
csv files with no geometry information, this will be useful down the road once we add proper support for joining datasets.
csv files which contain point geometries defined by two columns (e.g. x, y) as there is a lot of data available in this form.
Idea for implemenation:
Whilst it would be reasonably straight forward to create a csv parer to read data supporting modification and transactions would be difficult. There is a very interesting project that might make the creation of a very powerful csv datastore reasonably straight forawrd.
The project is called csvjdbc and as its name suggests it enables us to view csv fiels as if they were a data base. This should enable the developer to create the csv datastore by extending the abstract jdbc datastore code.