by Christoph Ruepprich
Any database application that contains location data, such as addresses or geographic coordinates, may benefit from displaying this data on a map. It may be of further benefit to allow users to interact with this data by associating it with other data or even performing geometric calculations against it.
In this chapter, you will explore some options to free the geographic data from its confines of the database tables and render it in useful ways on interactive maps. To accomplish this, you will look at a number of tools and techniques available to you in APEX, the Oracle Database, and some publicly ...