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