Parang Saraf wrote:

I am relatively new in this field. I am designing a database to store the
events extracted from the oceans. This project later demands of publishing
data on web. I am not able to decide which database to use. Mysql with
spatial extension or the postgis one. I would prefer to use windows platform.

Can someone suggest or can provide me with some links that compare the two
databases. Do you think Mysql has a better spatial elements handling
capacity in comparison to postgis.?
MySQL's current OpenGis implementation is of a part of the "simple" OpenGis spec. PostGis doesn't do speherical geometry either, AFAIK. There is a MySQL-PostGres comparison at


please reply soon.

Thanks and Regards
Parang Saraf

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