dat vs PostGIS: What are the differences?
What is dat? Real-time replication and versioning for data sets. Dat is an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend.
What is PostGIS? 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.
dat and PostGIS can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
dat and PostGIS are both open source tools. dat with 7.54K GitHub stars and 460 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PostGIS with 645 GitHub stars and 246 GitHub forks.
What is dat?
What is PostGIS?
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Why do developers choose dat?
What are the cons of using dat?
What are the cons of using PostGIS?
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What tools integrate with dat?
PostGIS makes it easy (and fast) to do geographic queries, such as nearest-neighbor and bounding box queries.
Backend for weather forecast data that Geoserver queries to build updated weather maps