CHAPTER 8Spatial Indexes and Operators

In previous chapters, we showed how to store location information in Oracle tables. We augmented existing tables, such as branches, customers, and competitors, with an SDO_GEOMETRY column to store locations of data objects. In this chapter, we describe how to use this spatial information to perform proximity analysis.

Proximity analysis refers to query/analysis using the locations of data objects. Specifically, in a business application, you might be interested in (but not limited ...

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