Determine a good place for proj/gdal data #1114

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springmeyer opened this Issue Jan 11, 2012 · 3 comments

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@springmeyer
Mapbox member

For packaged TileMill on osx and windows we include the proj4 and gdal libraries. Each need supporting csv files carried through for full function.

We should choose a good place to keep them and make it consistent on both osx and windows. My first thought was tilemill/data but that appears to be automatically moved to ~/Documents/MapBox/cache/data upon start.

So, what is a good place? Discuss...

@willwhite
Mapbox member

What are the supporting CSV files for? I've never seen these before.

@springmeyer
Mapbox member

The stuff you have in /usr/local/share/proj and /usr/local/share/gdal. Proj needs this as per #560 and gdal needs them to read certain kinds of geotiffs. Also node-srs, if linked to gdal (which it is on windows), absolutely must have them to function.

@yhahn
Mapbox member

Hrm, we should def. keep these within the tilemill application. Let's keep using data for now? We can just make this copy operation smarter:

https://github.com/mapbox/tilemill/blob/master/commands/core.bones#L120

Such that only the shapefile data is copied to documents.

@yhahn yhahn was assigned Jan 16, 2012
@yhahn yhahn closed this Jan 16, 2012
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