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From "Florian Westreicher Bakk.techn." <>
Subject Re: What is the status of GeoCouch?
Date Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:38:57 GMT
Alternatively, go polyglot and use both databases. There is no reason to restrict yourself
go a single technology. 

Volker Mische <> wrote:
>Hi Patrick,
>On 02/17/2014 07:15 AM, Patrick Arlt wrote:
>> I love working with CouchDB and I'm starting to think about using it
>> more applications but I often have to work with spatial data and and
>> wondering what the state of GeoCouch is? The last commit was several
>> ago  ( and the
>> makes it seem like GeoCouch is supposed to sync up with the latest
>> version but it stopped at 1.3 (
>The couchdb1.3.x branch works fine with Apache CouchDB 1.5.x.
>> Is GeoCouch still being actively developed? Is it solid for
>production use?
>> How does it compare to more robust spatial databases like PostGIS or
>> basic spatial support in MongoDB?
>GeoCouch is still in development, though not very active at the moment.
>I hope to come back full time soon. Though I don't know yet when "soon"
>will be.
>It's certainly not as robust as PostGIS. I don't know how well MongoDB
>spatial works.
>You shouldn't use Apache CouchDB with GeoCouch because you need a
>spatial database. If you need a solid geospatial database use PostGIS.
>But if you want the flexibility of Apache CouchDB or any of it's
>features like the replication, but also need some spatial capabilities,
>then you should have a look at GeoCouch.
>  Volker

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