Pro Oracle Spatial / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593837
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/24/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ravi Kothuri holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has been an active researcher and developer in the spatial and multimedia areas for the past 12 years. He serves as the project lead and software architect for various projects in Oracle Spatial. He has around 15 patents (some pending) on specific Oracle technology and has authored numerous articles for database conferences and journals. Other activities include teaching database courses for undergrads and reviewing of research articles for spatial and database conferences. Ravi enjoys music, movies, and playing with children.

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Table of Contents

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. 6 Geocoding 129
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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2004

    the case for space

    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.

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