CHAPTER 12Defining Maps Using MapViewer

So far, you have seen how to use spatial-based queries and how to manipulate spatial objects. However, one important aspect is still missing: the visualization of spatial objects using maps. After all, location information is all about maps, and to paraphrase a common saying, a map is certainly worth 1,000 words. In this chapter and the next, you will see how to enable a map-based visualization of spatial data in your applications using Oracle MapViewer.

MapViewer is a server-side component that constructs maps by reading appropriate database views and tables and returns the maps to the client applications in the appropriate formats. Each map constructed is specified using one or more layers, or themes ...

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