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

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Preface

The focus of this book is the application of Oracle Spatial to the sorts of business problems that are better solved inside the database using a fully integrated technology approach. This approach takes as its first point of reference the view that spatial data and processing is no different from using timestamps, numbers, text, or dates to describe business entities (assets), and also that solutions to business problems involving spatial data processing should use relevant, or related, IT technologies first, before introducing specialist GIS software. One of the issues facing all proponents and users of spatial databases is the lack of knowledge within the professional GIS community about the underlying database software being used to ...

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