[Qgis-developer] Get rid of Shapefiles ! Go GeoJSON !
kimaidou at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 08:04:23 PST 2012
I totally agree with you and Bary on the superiority of spatialite VS
GeoJson considering performance, geoprocessing methods, capabilities, etc.
But I am still not sure beginner would be comfortable enough using Sqlite
to replace Shapefiles. I think they will be more comfortable with the idea
to keep the one layer / one file architecture. They can off course use one
sqlite file containing only one layer, so this question could be answered.
But still, I think users should be able to use the "Field" tab of the layer
properties dialog to easily edit the layer structure, not another dedicated
tool in another QGIS menu (or plugin)
We could probably find a way to use the tools of the Fields tab to modify
the structure of the related sqlite table. This would help a lot people to
use more the spatialite format, no ?
I need more thinking :)
Thanks all for your comments
2012/11/26 Yves Jacolin (Free) <yjacolin at free.fr>
> 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
> > > spatial data.
> > >
> > > I am very frustrated by the limitations of the Shapefile format, and
> > > 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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