GIS- and Geo-Database Management System options

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.

  1. PostGIS / PostgreSQL

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

  1. MariaDB

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

  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.

  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

  1. SQLite / SpatialLite

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


  1. Oracle Spatial

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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Max Dietrich
Max Dietrich

Geospatial Developer

Hi, I'm Max (he/him). I am a geospatial developer, author and cyclist from Rosenheim, Germany.

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