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From: Oliver White
November 12, 2003 12:23
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Hiya. I'm about to start work on some GIS programming in Perl, and will likely
end up with a few modules that might usefully go onto CPAN.
From what I've read on the FAQs though, it seems like a bit of a minefield to
choose a name that someone else doesn't want, and to find out if anyone's
already working in the same area. I did some searches on the CPAN website
for likely modules, while the documentation suggests I ask on some mailing
lists, which I presume includes this one?
As a first step, I was considering adding a module to read GSHHS data [a
binary format for coastline data] and give it a name something like
Geo::GSHHS. More info at the site:
Any comments? Is this the right place to ask? Is there already code
somewhere that does it? Would anyone be offended if I wrote the module?
by Oliver White