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What are advantages of using spatialite over shapefile?

I found spatialite more useful than shapefiles as it does not have the limitations of shapefile and it is also portable. Many people here use shapefiles to exchange data and even the experts do not ...
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How to setup QGIS Master and Stable in parallel on one Linux system?

I mainly use the QGis Master (nightly build) for my Debian Linux and I'm quite happy with it. But for educational and demonstration purposes, I now have to work with the Stable(1.8) version. How can ...
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Can MapInfo ProViewer be installed on and be run from a USB drive?

I am looking for a portable simple GIS. Is it possible to install MapInfo ProViewer on a memory stick or DVD and run it from there, i.e. without requiring admin rights or installing any files (e.g. ...