SpatiaLite  3.0.0-stable


SpatiaLite is an open source library intended to extend basic SQLite core in order to support full fledged Spatial SQL capabilities.

SQLite is intrinsically simple and lighweight:

SpatiaLite is smoothly integrated into SQLite so to deploy a complete and powerfull Spatial DBMS [mostly OGC-SFS compliant].
All this fully preserving the lightness and simplicity typical of SQLite itself.
That's not all: SpatiaLite supports direct SQL access to several commonly used external datasources, this including:

And SpatiaLite actively supports many alternative standard Geometry notations:

Conclusion: using SQLite + SpatiaLite you can deploy an alternative Spatial DBMS roughly equivalent to PostgreSQL + PostGIS.
The main difference between them isn't in powerness, but mainly relies on architecture:

Choosing the one or the other simply depends on your very specific requirements:


Building and installing the SpatiaLite library is straightforward:

make install

Please note: SpatiaLite depends on the following open source libraries:

The library comes in two different flavors:


You can deploy SpatiaLite in two alternative ways:


SpatiaLite is licensed under the MPL tri-license terms: you are free to choose the best-fit license between:

Enjoy, and happy coding

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