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Active Admin vs PostGIS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Active Admin as "The administration framework for Ruby on Rails applications". Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration. On the other hand, PostGIS is detailed as "Open source spatial database". PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.

Active Admin and PostGIS can be categorized as "Database" tools.

Some of the features offered by Active Admin are:

  • Global Navigation
  • Scopes
  • Index Styles

On the other hand, PostGIS provides the following key features:

  • Processing and analytic functions for both vector and raster data for splicing, dicing, morphing, reclassifying, and collecting/unioning with the power of SQL
  • raster map algebra for fine-grained raster processing
  • Spatial reprojection SQL callable functions for both vector and raster data

"Customizable" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Active Admin, while over 22 developers mention "De facto GIS in SQL" as the leading cause for choosing PostGIS.

Active Admin and PostGIS are both open source tools. It seems that Active Admin with 8.51K GitHub stars and 3.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PostGIS with 645 GitHub stars and 246 GitHub forks.

HotelTonight, Key Location, and DNT are some of the popular companies that use PostGIS, whereas Active Admin is used by Adtena, GoRails, and StellaService. PostGIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Active Admin, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Active Admin?

Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration.

What is PostGIS?

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.

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      PostGIS makes it easy (and fast) to do geographic queries, such as nearest-neighbor and bounding box queries.

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      5 years of experience using Active Admin for creating customer-specific content management systems (CMSs).

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      Backend for weather forecast data that Geoserver queries to build updated weather maps

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      Storage for geo data.

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      Geospatial queries

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