Chapter 2. Creating Spatial Databases

This chapter covers the creation and editing of spatial databases using QGIS. The core concepts of databases will be briefly reviewed; however, we have assumed that you are generally familiar with database concepts and SQL for most of the content covered in this chapter. The topics that we will cover in this chapter are as follows:

  • Core concepts of database construction
  • Creating spatial databases
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Editing databases
  • Creating queries
  • Creating views

Fundamental database concepts

A database is a structured collection of data. Databases provide multiple benefits over data stored in a flat file format, such as a shapefile or KML. These benefits include complex queries, complex relationships, ...

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