In Chapters 8 and 9 we described how to perform proximity analysis using the
SDO_GEOMETRY data in Oracle tables. We described a variety of functions and index-based operators to perform proximity-based spatial analysis.
In this appendix, we describe more advanced functions to cater to specific business analysis. We consider the business application that is discussed throughout this book. Say, for example, that you want to start three new stores. Where are the best locations to start them? The advanced functions we discuss in this appendix enable the following types of analyses to aid in site selection: