Re: [OpenMap Users] Process for Change ??

From: Don Dietrick <>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 17:21:43 -0500

Hi JR,

On Feb 7, 2007, at 11:24 AM, JR Andreassen wrote:

> Hi...
> I read that you're planning a new release here sometime(soon I
> hope :).
> Is there a process for getting changes put into the next release.

Sure, you would just sent them in to or

> I have a couple of chanegs that I'd like rolled in.
> I've mentioned these before, though I've not gotten any response.
> I understand we're all busy and don't have time to chatter, but
> there are some
> changes that would be beneficial to those of us who rather not
> change the base source.
> (I'm not critisizing, just trying to contribute)

That's OK, we appreciate the contributes and criticisms. Sometimes a
feature isn't in a component because we wrote something we needed,
and we didn't need a particular feature that is entirely obvious for
a different use case.

> 1) In-Mem spatial Index, I posted the to some people already.

I am interested in seeing what the difference is between yours and
the one in the toolkit.

> 2) Object labler/formatter class. ( I have one for Shape labler )

Sure, sounds interesting.

> 3) Tracing Labels for polylines(only on shape files) that hides
> lables that are labeling object too mall)
> Here I could use access the calculated text/font metrics etc.

I think you can get that stuff from an OMText, no? Interesting idea
for the tracing label, how does it affect performance (memory usage
and generation)?

> 4) Filter on the Shape dbf stream to eliminate the columns we're
> not intrested in.
> (Would be very handy, some of the shape files I have are in the
> 1/2-1 Gig range(200MB shape, 800MB dbf).

This one is interesting and needed, too.

They all sound like good improvements, please go ahead and mail in
what you'd like to contribute.



Don Dietrick,
BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

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