Loading vector layers into SpatiaLite

SpatiaLite is a single file relational database that is built on top of the well-known SQLite database. It can store many layers of various types, including nonspatial tables. Interfaces to the format also allow the ability to run spatial queries of various kinds. It's a highly-flexible and portable format that is great for everyday use, especially when working on standalone projects or with only one user at a time. SpatiaLite works in a similar manner to PostGIS without the need to configure or run a database server.

Getting ready

Pick a vector layer and load it up in QGIS. This step is optional, as you can pick the source layer from the filesystem in a later dialog.

How to do it…

  1. Create a SpatiaLite database ...

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