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Regular Contributor
Posts: 246
Registered: ‎10-26-2015
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Import/Export data client-side plugin

Has anyone developed a client-side plugin that allows importing and exporting of common GIS data formats such as shapefile or CAD files?


For a tender a customer has a number of floor plans they maintain in CAD drawings they want to visualise in GMSC. One option is to provide a loading tool into the database but I'm interested to know if anyone has met this requirement via a client-side plugin enabling users (not administrators) to add data using the GMSC client.



Frequent Contributor
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎04-05-2016

Re: Import/Export data client-side plugin

Hi Colin,


we have developed a plugin that can import shapefiles on the client side, display them and is able to display attributes via spatial selection. It also able to save and manage the shapefile in a self-made cache so it stays in the user's project even when GMSC is closed.


We also have another plugin that is able to export formats such as shapefiles and CAD files. This one is utilizing a service that is fetching the data and preparing the export on the server-side.


So it is definitely possible to implement. Depending on the approach you might have to integrate a geo library like GDAL or GeoTools to do so.




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