[Freegis-list] Is there a GIS that query directly MySQL for data ?

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Thu Oct 23 14:31:06 CEST 2003

Hi Pierre-Michel,

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 03:56:56PM +0200, Pierre-Michel THEVENY wrote:
> I m a newbie in GIS and I m looking for a GIS who is capable to query directly a 
> database like Oracle or MySql to get data to plot.
> I have 3 external MySQL database with in the first some satelite images i want to use 
> as background, and two other with localized data such as temperature, aso...
> So i d like the GIS to directly do the SELECT commands to the 3 database to query the 
> needed information, without having to select and import the data manualy into files 
> before importing them in the GIS.
> This could be done directly, or by scripting in some language into the GIS
> Is someone know a such kind of GIS ?

in principle, there are various ways to build a solution you are asking
But first, you should clearify which type of GIS you want to apply. This
questions is related to what type of users you are aiming at, what
platform and which frequency of requests. It might come out that you are
acually looking for a web-based solution, a so-called desktop GIS or a
comprehensive expert tool. For all these types, there are Free Software
tools available. You should also think about the aimed operating
systems(s), perhaps programming language etc.

All the best


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