[gdal-dev] What do people think of the MySQL Spatial Extensions?

Reinaldo Escada Chohfi reinaldo at geodesign.com.br
Thu May 27 09:35:26 EDT 2010

As I understand, MySQL supports only projected crs.  It does not support
geographic crs.  The other rdbms spatial engines support both projected
and geographic crs.


> I am aware of PostGIS, Oracle Spatial and ArcSDE.  I only became aware
> that MySQL had extensions as well very recently (My brother started at
> Pythian).
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/mysql-gis-conformance-and-compatibility.html
> http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mysql.html
> Are there people in this list that use this extensively, and can give
> some comparisons to other databases/etc?
> Thanks!
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