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Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g by Ravi Kothuri, Euro Beinat, Albert Godfrind

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CHAPTER 5Loading, Transporting, and Validating Spatial Data

In the previous chapter, we introduced a new data type called SDO_GEOMETRY to store spatial data. This data type can store a variety of spatial objects: points (including those obtained by geocoding address strings), line strings, polygons, or more complex shapes. Points primarily represent the locations of application-specific entities such as businesses, customers, ...

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