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PostGIS vs RailsAdmin: 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 RailsAdmin? A Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data. RailsAdmin is a Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data.

PostGIS and RailsAdmin can be categorized 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, RailsAdmin provides the following key features:

  • CRUD any data with ease
  • Custom actions
  • Automatic form validation

"De facto GIS in SQL" is the top reason why over 22 developers like PostGIS, while over 7 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing RailsAdmin.

PostGIS and RailsAdmin are both open source tools. It seems that RailsAdmin with 7.09K GitHub stars and 2.08K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PostGIS with 645 GitHub stars and 246 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, PostGIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to RailsAdmin, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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 RailsAdmin?

RailsAdmin is a Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data.
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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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    StackShare uses RailsAdminRailsAdmin

    So we started out with a service called Adminium, it was really useful. But when we hit the table limit, we realized we were paying for something we could easily get for free. My friend Cyrus suggested RailsAdmin, so we made the switch. I like RailsAdmin because almost everything works without any configuration. It’s basically a UI for your PG db. We use it to debug issues and update content.

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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.

    Avatar of Sail Tactics
    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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    MonthlyFlavors uses RailsAdminRailsAdmin

    Back-end admin

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