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GIS- and Geo-Database Management System options

By Max Dietrich | Geospatial specialist, Web-Developer.

With the ever increasing amount of data, the question arises at some point how it can be managed effectively. GIS databases are used here.

Spatial databases that are part of a geographic information system can be used to store, manage and query geodata.

Free and open-source

  1. ArangoDB Community Edition

ArangoDB is a user-friendly, powerful open source NoSQL database with a unique combination of functions.

https://www.arangodb.com

  1. PostGIS / PostgreSQL

PostGIS provides spatial objects for the PostgreSQL database that enable the storage and retrieval of information about location and assignment.

https://postgis.net / https://www.postgresql.org

  1. MariaDB

One of the most popular database servers. Developed by the original developers of MySQL.

https://mariadb.org/

  1. MySQL

MySQL is one of the most widely used relational database management systems in the world. It is available as open source software and as a commercial enterprise version for various operating systems.

https://www.mysql.com/

  1. OrientDB

OrientDB is an open source NoSQL database written in Java. OrientDB is a document-oriented database that also has properties of graph databases

https://www.orientdb.com

  1. SQLite / SpatialLite

SpatiaLite is an open source library that extends SQLite with full spatial SQL functions.

https://www.sqlite.org / https://www.gaia-gis.it/fossil/libspatialite

Proprietary

  1. Oracle Spatial

https://www.oracle.com

Oracle Spatial and Graph is a separately licensed component of the Oracle database. The extension is used to store and manage geographic information.

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I am currently working as Geodata-Manager at RIWA.
I love to experiment with web-applications which i am documenting on this site.

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