Shapefile vs. DB connections

Schuyler Erle schuyler at NOCAT.NET
Wed Jun 22 16:01:57 EDT 2005

* On 22-Jun-2005 at  9:05AM PDT, Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] said:
> Does anyone have any info on comparing performance between serving
> MapServer w/ shapefiles vs. DB (i.e. PostGIS)?  I'm guessing shapefiles
> are quicker.

Another thing that can be done to significantly enhance the
performance of shapefiles to break them down into smaller shapefiles,
and then reference them in a TILEINDEX. Stephen Woodbridge's shp2tile
tool in combination with Frank's ogrtindex makes this a breeze:


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