Don't top post.

On Jun 24, 2009, at 00:46, Jan Martin wrote:
> Eric Hodel wrote:
>> On Jun 23, 2009, at 23:18, Jan Martin wrote:
>>> I am a beginner making a decision on what programing language I  
>>> spent
>>> more time to learn it.
>>> In principle I really really like ruby.
>>>
>>> However for a GIS project of mine I like to use spatialite, a sqlite
>>> database with spatial extension:
>>> http://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite/
>>>
>>> And it seems there is no way to interface it from ruby?
>>
>> From your python code below, it seems to be plain old SQL.
>>
>>> def index(req):
>>> data = util.FieldStorage(req)
>>> lat= data['lat'];
>>> lon= data['lon'];
>>>
>>> DB = sqlite.connect('exif.sqlite');
>>> DB.enable_load_extension(True);
>>> DB.execute('SELECT load_extension("libspatialite.so")');
>>
>> Looks like the ruby equivalent method to this DB.execute would be
>> SQLite3::Database#execute, which should handle the same SQL syntax.
>>
>>> );"
>>>
>>> DBCursor.execute( strSQL );
>>
>> Ditto.
>
> I gave it a try.
> However it seems all the spatial functionality does not work.
> And thats what I need.
> Check the "db.execute" lines.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Jan
> #!/usr/bin/env ruby
>
> require 'rubygems'
>  require 'sqlite3'
>
>  db = SQLite3::Database.new( "exif.sqlite" )
>
> # Does NOT work:
>   db.execute( "SELECT Y(GpsGeometry),
> X(GpsGeometry),DateTime(GpsTimestamp), FromPath FROM ExifPhoto" ) do
> |row|

You haven't loaded the geometry extension like you did in the python  
script.