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QGIS By Example by Daria Svidzinska, Alexander Bruy

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Loading layers to a spatial database

Now that we have loaded all of the available data into QGIS, let's aggregate it into a single database. QGIS supports working with various database management systems and their spatial extensions (PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Oracle Spatial/GeoRaster, MSSQL Spatial, SQL Anywhere, and SQLite/SpatiaLite). Among them, PostGIS and SpatiaLite are the ones you have probably already heard about. Being common, these spatial databases are usually used for different purposes. PostGIS is an example of an enterprise solution used mostly on a server to provide spatial data maintenance and access for multiple users. SpatiaLite is a lightweight file database for personal use. Usage of SpatiaLite database has a number of advantages ...

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