Brainstorming for geo data

Picking up the thread from public slack:

Has anyone used GE to qualify spatial data, specifically from shapefiles or geodatabases? Perhaps you would have gone through a translation to a relational database using ogc2ogc, etc.?

Also interested in spatial columns in databases like Oracle or Postgresql.


  • confirming data are in using a particular datum,
  • data are in a particular projection,
  • are of the right geometry type (point, line, multiline, polygon, multipolygon, polygon, for example),
  • as above, within bounds (maybe even within a bounding polygon rather than just within a bounding box)
  • able to read GIS formats like shapefiles, geodatabase, PostGIS tables (perhaps this is what we’d build around GE libraries? See I told you I didn’t know nothin’)