Friday, 5 September 2008

Visual Data Preview in FDO Toolbox

As a result of a successful proof of concept, I have just landed an update on the svn trunk that allows you to visually preview data sources in addition to the standard grid view.

Here's what a standard query looks like.


And now here's what that same query looks like in the map view.



The map view reflects the contents of the result set, so if I were to query all countries starting with A, I would get the following:


There are stills a few kinks to be ironed out. The map preview is known to fail if there happens to be invalid geometries in the data source. Also the map preview will be slower on large results (naturally).

Expect to see this feature in the next release or for the adventurous, you can check out the latest subversion revision.

1 comment:

Ivan said...

WHOOOOAAAAA!!!!! Stunning feature!