Trendspotting

British GIS site web-gis.co.uk is currently hosting a poll about GIS data formats.  Not too many people have voted yet, but a clear trend is already emerging.  The data suggests that PostGIS has been gaining a lot of ground, eclipsing other popular proprietary data formats.  Here’s the current breakdown:

PostgreSQL/PostGIS - 17 votes, 65.4%
Proprietary Database (ArcSDE, SQL Server, Oracle Spatial) - 5 votes, 19.2%
PBBI MapInfo Tab File - 2 votes, 7.7%
ESRI Shapefile - 1 vote, 3.8%
MySQL - 1 vote, 3.8%
Google Earth KML - 0 votes
Something else - 0 votes

(data current as of 12 July 2011, 18:56 GMT)

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