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Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial by Siva Ravada, Simon Gerard Greener

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Chapter 1. Defining a Data Model for Spatial Data Storage

Oracle Spatial and Graph provides a SQL schema and functions that facilitate the storage, update, and query of collections of spatial features in an Oracle database. Oracle Spatial and Graph is the new name for the feature formerly known as Oracle Spatial. In this book, we refer to this feature as Oracle Spatial for the sake of simplicity. We also focus exclusively on spatial feature of Oracle Spatial and Graph in this book. Oracle Spatial mainly consists of the following:

  • A schema (MDSYS derived from Multi-Dimensional System) that defines the storage, syntax, and semantics of the supported geometric (both vector and raster) data types
  • A spatial indexing mechanism for faster querying and ...

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