[gdal-dev] Fastest vector format for combining shapefiles
hobu.inc at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 09:09:02 EDT 2009
On Oct 19, 2009, at 7:59 AM, Doug_Newcomb at fws.gov wrote:
> I'm confused, I thought spatialite support was being added to ogr in
> 1.7 . http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_sqlite.html
> As to ESRI, I asked at the last DOI meeting prior to the ESRI
> conference this year about spatialite support and they said they had
> no plans to support it.
> Of course, they used to say the same thing about postgresql/postgis
> and if spatialite is implimented in ogr it will probably be included
> down the road.
I don't know that ESRI uses OGR (vector), though I do know they are a
GDAL (raster) user. ESRI will probably on support spatialite if some
big government agency mandates it in order for them to fulfill a
contract. There's no incentive for them to take on a competing format
to their lock-in strategy (multiple kinds of a "file geodatabase").
PostGIS/PostgreSQL doesn't compete with their lock-in (which is
ArcSDE), and slightly tweaks one of their competitors (Oracle), so I
think that move makes sense in that context.
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