I have a lot of shapefile or fgdb feature classes that I am working with now and it gets updated almost every month.

As of right now, I am just making the file name with extra name after '-' (i.e., road_network_Jan2018_v1, road_network_Jan2018_v2, ... road_network_Feb2018_v1, and so forth)

I was wondering will there be an awesome spatial data versioning software that can improve efficiency of my works.

I am usually edit stuff uing ArcMap and QGIS and import them to PostGIS


2 Answers 2


You are looking for geogig:


This is like "git for spatial data". There's a learning curve (as with all new software).


Irrespective of data/file format, using version controlling software for versioning the files will be a good solution. U may use desktop based or server based SVN tools.

  • Why is it a good solution?
    – BERA
    Apr 19, 2018 at 5:53
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    Most conventional version control software works terribly on binary files, which shapefiles and fgdbs are.
    – Spacedman
    Apr 19, 2018 at 6:48
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    Source control tools are not a best fit for binary file management. Have you actually tried this before recommending it?
    – Vince
    Apr 19, 2018 at 10:52

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