PostGIS vs PostgREST: What are the differences?
Developers describe PostGIS 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. On the other hand, PostgREST is detailed as "Automatic REST API for Any Postgres Database". PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.
PostGIS and PostgREST can be categorized as "Database" tools.
PostGIS and PostgREST are both open source tools. It seems that PostgREST with 12.5K GitHub stars and 585 forks on GitHub has more adoption than PostGIS with 645 GitHub stars and 246 GitHub forks.
What is PostGIS?
What is PostgREST?
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What are the cons of using PostGIS?
What are the cons of using PostgREST?
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What tools integrate with PostgREST?
PostGIS makes it easy (and fast) to do geographic queries, such as nearest-neighbor and bounding box queries.
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