AmigoCloud

New in version 2.1.0.

Driver short name

AmigoCloud

This driver can connect to the AmigoCloud API services. GDAL/OGR must be built with Curl support in order for the AmigoCloud driver to be compiled.

The driver supports read and write operations.

Driver capabilities

Supports Create()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::Create() operation

Supports Georeferencing

This driver supports georeferencing

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)

Dataset name syntax

The minimal syntax to open a AmigoCloud datasource is:

AmigoCloud:[project_id]

Additional optional parameters can be specified after the ‘:’ sign. Currently the following one is supported :

  • datasets=dataset_id1[,dataset_id2, ..]: A list of AmigoCloud dataset IDs. This is necessary when you need to access a particular AmigoCloud dataset.

If several parameters are specified, they must be separated by a space.

If no datset_id is provided, the driver will print list of available datasets for given project.

For example: “AmigoCloud:1234 datasets”

List of available datasets for project id: 1234
| id        | name
|-----------|-------------------
| 5551      | points
| 5552      | lines

Configuration options

The following configuration options are available :

Authentication

All the access permissions are defined by AmigoCloud backend.

Authenticated access is obtained by specifying the API key given in the AmigoCloud dashboard web interface. It is specified with the AMIGOCLOUD_API_KEY configuration option.

Geometry

The OGR driver will report as many geometry fields as available in the layer, following RFC 41.

Filtering

The driver will forward any spatial filter set with OGRLayer::SetSpatialFilter() to the server. It also makes the same for attribute filters set with OGRLayer::SetAttributeFilter().

Write support

Dataset creation and deletion is possible.

Write support is only enabled when the datasource is opened in update mode.

The mapping between the operations of the AmigoCloud service and the OGR concepts is the following :

  • OGRFeature::CreateFeature() <==> INSERT operation

  • OGRFeature::SetFeature() <==> UPDATE operation

  • OGRFeature::DeleteFeature() <==> DELETE operation

  • OGRDataSource::CreateLayer() <==> CREATE TABLE operation

  • OGRDataSource::DeleteLayer() <==> DROP TABLE operation

When inserting a new feature with CreateFeature(), and if the command is successful, OGR will fetch the returned amigo_id (GUID) and use hash value of it as the OGR FID.

The above operations are by default issued to the server synchronously with the OGR API call. This however can cause performance penalties when issuing a lot of commands due to many client/server exchanges.

Layer creation options

The following layer creation options are available:

  • OVERWRITE=YES/NO: Whether to overwrite an existing table with the layer name to be created. Defaults to NO.

  • GEOMETRY_NULLABLE=YES/NO: Whether the values of the geometry column can be NULL. Defaults to YES.

Examples

Different ways to provide AmigoCloud API token:

ogrinfo --config AMIGOCLOUD_API_KEY abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw -al "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=987"
ogrinfo -oo AMIGOCLOUD_API_KEY=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw -al "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=987"
env AMIGOCLOUD_API_KEY=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw ogrinfo -al "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=987"
export AMIGOCLOUD_API_KEY=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw
ogrinfo -al "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=987"

Show list of datasets.

$ ogrinfo -ro "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets"
List of available datasets for project id: 1234
| id        | name
|-----------|-------------------
| 5551      | points
| 5552      | lines

Accessing data from a list of datasets:

ogrinfo -ro "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=1234,1235"

Creating and populating a table from a shapefile:

ogr2ogr -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234" myshapefile.shp

Append the data to an existing table (dataset id: 12345) from a shapefile:

ogr2ogr -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=12345" myshapefile.shp

or

ogr2ogr -append -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=12345" myshapefile.shp

Overwriting the data of an existing table (dataset id: 12345) with data from a shapefile:

ogr2ogr -append -doo OVERWRITE=YES -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=12345" myshapefile.shp

Delete existing dataset (dataset id: 12345) and create a new one with data from a shapefile:

ogr2ogr -overwrite -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=12345" myshapefile.shp

Overwriting the data of an existing table (dataset id: 12345) with data from a shapefile. Filter the only the records with values of the field “visited_on” after 2017-08-20

ogr2ogr -append -doo OVERWRITE=YES -f AmigoCloud "AmigoCloud:1234 datasets=12345" -where "visited_on > '2017-08-20'" myshapefile.shp