COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS OF OPEN SOURCE SPATIAL DATABASE SYSTEMS

Revathy Nair1, Richa Chauhan2, Mohit Vats3

1,2,3 Computer Eng. & IT Dept., Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India

ABSTRACT

The Geographical Information System (GIS) is one of the most prominently used systems in applications that range from astronomy to agriculture. The ever so evolving databases need a more specific and detailed version of elements, where geometric shapes, 3D view, and many other spatial features need to be addressed; that is where spatial database comes into view. The proposed work aims to find out the best option for open source spatial database systems that could be used to develop, deploy, and maintain very large spatial databases. The study proposed to perform focuses on analyzing the reliability, maintainability, and features of open source spatial database systems, PostGIS, SpatiaLite, and MySQL that could be used as the best possible RDBMS in Spatial database requirements.

Keywords: GIS, Open Source, PostGIS, MySQL, Spatial Database Systems, SpataiLite.