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)
Comments are closed.