[Qgis-developer] Get rid of Shapefiles ! Go GeoJSON !

Yves Jacolin (Free) yjacolin at free.fr
Mon Nov 26 07:42:02 PST 2012


I agreed with all you said, I am sure Spatialite format is the future of 
Geo"file" format:
* easy to share (one file)
* easy to use, edit
* a lot of better capabities than Shapefile
* use same OGC Standard as PostGIS does

Le lundi 26 novembre 2012 15:35:24 Barry Rowlingson a écrit :
> [apologies for empty previous message, I blame google for putting
> [...] next to 'Send'. This message has real content:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM, kimaidou <kimaidou at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > The subject is a bit polemical, on purpose. I am used to playing with
> > Postgis, spatialite and GeoJson, which are all open-source ways to store
> > spatial data.
> > 
> > I am very frustrated by the limitations of the Shapefile format, and much
> > more by the quasi obligation to use it as the default vector format in
> > QGIS. I mean for non power users who do not use PostGIS or spatialite.
>  Why is spatialite seen as a "power user" option when ESRI users have
> been using something similar for years? Its just a file, you connect
> to it, you add spatial data to it.
>  GeoJSON is always going to be pretty verbose unless you gzip it - I
> wouldn't want to use it for anything too big.
> Barry
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