Spurred on by some great talks at FOSS4G, and also by a bit of cynicism elsewhere in the geospatial blogosphere, I finally got around to having a play with Spatialite at the weekend. There have been posts elsewhere about it working really well, so all I’ll say here is “it works for me as well”. I’m not really trying to tout it as a shapefile replacement, but a useful tool in a particular use case as an alternative to the ESRI personal geodatabase.