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Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial

By : Siva Ravada, Simon Greener
Book Image

Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial

By: Siva Ravada, Simon Greener

Overview of this book

Spatial applications should be developed in the same way that users develop other database applications: by starting with an integrated data model in which the SDO_GEOMETRY objects are just another attribute describing entities and by using as many of the database features as possible for managing the data. If a task can be done using a database feature like replication, then it should be done using the standard replication technology instead of inventing a new procedure for replicating spatial data. Sometimes solving a business problem using a PL/SQL function can be more powerful, accessible, and easier to use than trying to use external software. Because Oracle Spatial's offerings are standards compliant, this book shows you how Oracle Spatial technology can be used to build cross-vendor database solutions. Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial shows you the clever things that can be done not just with Oracle Spatial on its own, but in combination with other database technologies. This is a great resource book that will convince you to purchase other Oracle technology books on non-spatial specialist technologies because you will finally see that "spatial is not special: it is a small, fun, and clever part of a much larger whole".
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Table Comparing Simple Feature Access/SQL and SQL/MM–Spatial

Downloading the JTS source code

To download the latest version of JTS Topology Suite, either visit its sourceforge home page or use subversion as follows:

Or for the latest released version (at the time of writing was 1.13) visit the following location:

Or the current trunk can be found at the following location:

Normally, you would build your solutions based on an existing release, such as 1.13, as the trunk is where developmental code exists prior to the next release; it is not designed or guaranteed to be of production quality and may contain bugs.

Once you have decided which release you require, download the version you want to a specific directory/folder on your computer.

Modifying JASPA and JTS

JASPA supports 4D coordinates, whereas...