[OSM-dev] Best and FASTEST Spatial DB for only calculating points near to X?

Oliver Tonnhofer olt at omniscale.de
Sat Dec 15 14:05:58 GMT 2012

On 15.12.2012, at 14:18, Ander Pijoan wrote: 
> This is a good point. I know more or less how PostGIS works and how I should structure the query.
> My question was more related to fastness. The type of queries will just be some "geoNear" queries, just to get all the points within a bounding box that match certain value.

Check out the nearest neighbor search feature of PostGIS 2.0. See: http://workshops.opengeo.org/postgis-intro/knn.html

> I know that PostGIS is a better GIS and provides far more features, but just for geoNear queries and taking into account that MongoDB (for what I've been reading) is supposed to be more web-scalable and easier to export to JSON I think I will try booth.

Webscale. Nice.

Do you have any numbers for your requirements? Like the number of queries per second and the number of records in your database?


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