Pro Oracle Spatial / Edition 1

Pro Oracle Spatial / Edition 1

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by Ravikanth Kothuri, Euro Beinat, Albert Godfrind
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590593839

ISBN-13: 9781590593837

Pub. Date: 11/23/2004

Publisher: Apress

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593837
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
11/23/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Spatial information management3
Ch. 2Overview of Oracle Spatial21
Ch. 3Location-enabling your applications41
Ch. 4The SDOöGEOMETRY data type61
Ch. 5Loading, transporting, and validating spatial data103
Ch. 6Geocoding129
Ch. 7Manipulating SDOöGEOMETRY in application programs177
Ch. 8Spatial indexes and operators227
Ch. 9Geometry processing functions285
Ch. 10Network modeling321
Ch. 11Generating maps using MapViewer383
Ch. 12A sample application479
Ch. 13Case studies535
Ch. 14Tips, common mistakes, and common errors575
App. AAdditional spatial analysis functions599
App. BLinear referencing611
App. CTopology data model in Oracle623
App. DStoring raster data in Oracle635

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Pro Oracle Spatial 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.