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Move your website into the spatial web

Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Servage
Spatial data is becoming increasingly popular to use for websites and apps. Services like Foursquare, Facebook and Google Maps are relying very much on places and other geo-referenced content, which the users wish to consume based on geographic search or location. Therefore handling geographic - or spatial - data is important to understand for web developers. Database software MySQL and PostgreSQL are some of the most popular database software, which is used by millions of websites around the world. PostgreSQL has spatial functionality though an extension called PostGIS, which has been widely acknowledged as one of the leading solutions for spatial databases for a long time. However, MySQL has improved and is ...