[OSGeo Africa] Geodatabases ( again ! )

Jacobus Strydom jcstay123 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 03:40:44 PST 2014

Hi Chris,

I can advice using PostGIS. It's easy to install and if you know MS SQL you
will get to grips with PostGIS's interface very easily.

It works GREAT with QGIS 2. You can export from QGIS to PostGIS with no
problems. And you can create queries in QGIS and display them as layers.

You can work with PostGIS layers in ArcGIS 10.1 and up by importing it as a
query layer. But it isn't very useful because you can't edit.
You can download a great little plugin for Arcgis called ST-link. The free
version allows you to edit but it only display 100 features at a time. The
full version costs $288.00. Still allot cheaper then using MS SQL server.

But in my opinion stick with QGIS 2. It works very well with PostGIS.

Good luck. Email me if you need any help and I will try my best to help.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Chris <chris at airphotoafrica.co.za> wrote:

>     Greetings all ,  ( those still checking their mail )
>     OK So here I am  -- my HP Microserver with 16Gb of RAM and 8 TB RAID
>     storage is nearly ready to go.
>     I know nothing about it , but would like to learn about Geodatabases --
>     what do I install ?
>     SpatialLite
>     PostGIS
>     MS SQL Server 2012 Express
>     ArcGIS Server for Workgroups
>     ( I am at an Tertiary Educational facility )
>     ??????
>     I like the idea of a server-client setup ( I have my own network )
>     My client will be ArcGIS 10.2 / QGIS 2.x
>     I do not mind the blood , sweat and tears of new experiences /
>     experimentation -- as long as I have some good documentation.
>     As far as I can work out there is still no direct support that enables
>     the ESRI storage types ( geometries ) to work with other FOSSGeo
>     databases ? ie read AND edit.
>     Ideally I would like the database to reside on it's own dedicated
> machine
>     and the client likewise and then communicate / pull data over the Gig
>     network. I only need the capability of a few connections / users ( a
>     workgroup type setup )
>     I know Gavin runs courses with UP for this type of thing but I am in
> KZN.
>     ( and after spending all the bucks on the hardware not much left over )
>     Any suggestions ( with plusses and cons re the different options )
>     Thanks
>     Chris
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