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PostGIS vs Postico: What are the differences?

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.

What is Postico? A modern PostgreSQL client for OS X. Postico provides an easy to use interface, making Postgres more accessible for newcomers and specialists alike. Postico will look familiar to anyone who has used a Mac before. Just connect to a database and begin working with tables and views. Start with the basics and learn about advanced features of PostgreSQL as you go along.

PostGIS and Postico can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.

Some of the features offered by PostGIS are:

  • 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

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

  • Peek inside your database. Then edit as needed.
  • Design a database with a sound structure.
  • Query, Enquire, Investigate.

"De facto GIS in SQL" is the primary reason why developers consider PostGIS over the competitors, whereas "Very clean, respectable interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Postico.

PostGIS is an open source tool with 636 GitHub stars and 242 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PostGIS's open source repository on GitHub.

HotelTonight, Key Location, and DNT are some of the popular companies that use PostGIS, whereas Postico is used by JustWatch, Montemedia, and Livestorm. PostGIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Postico, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Postico?

Postico provides an easy to use interface, making Postgres more accessible for newcomers and specialists alike. Postico will look familiar to anyone who has used a Mac before. Just connect to a database and begin working with tables and views. Start with the basics and learn about advanced features of PostgreSQL as you go along.

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      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      MySQL
      The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
      Elasticsearch
      Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
      ArcGIS
      It is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and much more.
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      Kalibrr uses PostGISPostGIS

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

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      Sail Tactics uses PostGISPostGIS

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

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      Mathias Vonende uses PostGISPostGIS

      Storage for geo data.

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      DNT uses PostGISPostGIS

      Geospatial queries

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