I need to create a qgis plugin to import dip and dip direction data from an android compass app into an (existing) bedding data layer.

I need some suggestion about the best exchange file format; my idea would be to use QgsJsonUtils to import a GeoJson file, instead of using xml or csv format.

  • What format(s) have you tried? What shortcoming(s) did you find? – PolyGeo Nov 4 '17 at 21:22
  • I did't make any try nor find any shortcoming. I am involved in an academic project for which I have to develop a qgis plugin to import bedding data into qgis from a new android compass app; because I have to make it from scratch, I would be sure to make the appropriate choice on the exchange format. – Andrea Rossi Nov 6 '17 at 8:14
  • Google recommends json or SQlite to store data in file system - so GeoJSON and GeoPackage is worth seeing. – Dmitry Baryshnikov Nov 7 '17 at 7:33

Geopackage would be the best format. It's sqlite3 supports rtree spatial index.

  • 1-Add a reference for the answer. 2-Describe in more detail. – BBG_GIS Nov 7 '17 at 2:51

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