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SpatiaLite 2.3.1          a complete Spatial DBMS in a nutshell

previous version [2.3.0] is here
new updated version [3.0.0-BETA] is here new

logo the 2.3.1 is the current stable release supporting:
  • an enhanced GUI tool v1.2.1
  • PROJ.4 latest version (4.6.1)
  • GEOS latest version (3.1.1)
  • SQLite's latest version (3.6.16)
  • extensive debugging
  • new introducing a companion RasterLite library to handle huge Raster Data Sources within the DBMS new
  • new introducing spatialite-gis, a minimalistic GIS tool based on SpatiaLite new
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precompiled binaries
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Quick intro

  • SQLite is a popular DBMS, simple, robust, easy to use and really lightweight
  • each SQLite database is simply a file; you can freely copy it, compress it, send it on a LAN or WEB with no complication at all
    They are also portables; the same database file will work on Windows, Linux, MacOs etc
  • the SpatiaLite extension enables SQLite to support spatial data too [aka GEOMETRY], in a way conformant to OpenGis specifications
    • supports standard WKT and WKB formats
    • implements SQL spatial functions such as AsText(), GeomFromText(), Area(), PointN() and alike
    • the complete set of OpenGis functions is supported via GEOS, this comprehending sophisticated spatial analysis functions such as Overlaps(), Touches(), Union(), Buffer() ..
    • supports full Spatial metadata along the OpenGis specifications
    • supports importing and exporting from / to shapefiles
    • supports coordinate reprojection via PROJ.4 and EPSG geodetic parameters dataset
    • supports locale charsets via GNU libiconv
    • implements a true Spatial Index based on the SQLite's RTree extension
  • the VirtualShape extension enables SQLite to access shapefiles as VIRTUAL TABLEs
    • you can then perform standard SQL queries on external shapefiles, with no need for importing or converting them
  • the VirtualText extension enables SQLite to access CSV/TxtTab files as VIRTUAL TABLEs
    • you can then perform standard SQL queries on external CSV/TxtTab files, with no need for importing or converting them
  • the GUI tool supports all this, in an user friendly way

SpatiaLite is developed and maintained by Alessandro Furieri a.furieri@lqt.it