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SpatiaLite is an extension to the SQLite database that enables it to support spatial data.

SpatiaLite is conformant to OpenGIS specifications. It has the following features:

  • 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
Technical Expertise Required: 
Basic programming skills
Linux, MacOS, Microsoft Windows