Ticket #1168 (new enhancement)
[raster] ST_AsRaster ability to render more complex types
|Reported by:||robe||Owned by:||dustymugs|
I have to admit I really love this new feature. One thing that would make this even nicer is if it can render more complex types such as Curved geometries, TINS, and PolyhedralSurfaces?. I presume this is more of a GDAL enhancement than a PostGIS change. Am I correct in assuming that it's pure GDAL and a possibly newer library in the future may be able to just work with an upgrade of GDAL library.
Which brings me to the second question of how far away is GDAL from being able to do this. I know for example MapServer? in 6.0 now supports rendering of PostGIS curves (though haven't tested), but not sure if that is built into mapserver (I presume it is).
BTW started putting pictures in doc for raster. I'm just putting them in for now instead of having them rendered, I have a small ASP.NET app I'm building to demonstrate these functions which I'll share later as a tutorial.