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With growing reliance on spatial components for making critical and strategic decisions, there is great incentive to maximize the added value of spatial data. Enter Pro Oracle Spatial. This highly anticipated book examines the potential for organizations to exploit spatial information by way of Oracle Spatial.
Included are case studies of advanced spatial applications in healthcare, telecom, retail, and distribution industries. Further, the content is based on extensive feedback from training courses, discussion lists, and customers. This talented author team will also suggest best-practice approaches to common problems.
|Ch. 1||Spatial information management||3|
|Ch. 2||Overview of Oracle Spatial||21|
|Ch. 3||Location-enabling your applications||41|
|Ch. 4||The SDOöGEOMETRY data type||61|
|Ch. 5||Loading, transporting, and validating spatial data||103|
|Ch. 7||Manipulating SDOöGEOMETRY in application programs||177|
|Ch. 8||Spatial indexes and operators||227|
|Ch. 9||Geometry processing functions||285|
|Ch. 10||Network modeling||321|
|Ch. 11||Generating maps using MapViewer||383|
|Ch. 12||A sample application||479|
|Ch. 13||Case studies||535|
|Ch. 14||Tips, common mistakes, and common errors||575|
|App. A||Additional spatial analysis functions||599|
|App. B||Linear referencing||611|
|App. C||Topology data model in Oracle||623|
|App. D||Storing raster data in Oracle||635|
Posted December 24, 2004
No. This is not a screed for planetary exploration! The space here refers to geographic space. The book differs from most database texts, where typically the data might refer to products or customers, each with many attributes. In our case, the data has a natural geographic distribution or interpretation. Hence the many diagrams which are maps. The subject of geographic databases is huge. With many topological or geometric nuances based on how to define regions on a map. The book talks about important commercial applications, like geocoding, where we map from a street address [say] to geographic coordinates, or vice versa. This is the gist of Geographic Information Systems [GIS]. Indeed, the entire book can be considered as a manual about applying Oracle to GIS. There is a nice chapter on the Oracle MapViewer. Showing how it can easily draw maps of your data. Vital, for it lets your brain visually analyse the data. Our visual pattern recognition is still vastly superior than machine matching, and MapViewer lets you bring that wetwear apparatus to bear on your problems. The only drawback about this book is that it ends too soon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.