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Oracle® Spatial GeoRaster Developer's Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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What's New in GeoRaster?

This section describes new and changed features of Oracle Spatial GeoRaster for Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1).

Enhanced Ease of Use, Reliability, and Manageability

For the current release, GeoRaster automates certain tasks that previously needed to be performed manually, and it provides new administrative tools for users who need to perform specialized tasks.

For more information about GeoRaster and database management, see Section 1.11.

New Metadata and Raster Support

The current release provides support for new GeoRaster metadata and raster types:

New Functions, Procedures, and Other Features

The current release provides many new subprograms and other enhancements related to the GeoRaster PL/SQL API and other features, including the following:

The following table lists the new PL/SQL subprograms for this release. (It does not include existing subprograms that were significantly enhanced for this release.)

PL/SQL Package New Subprograms
SDO_GEOR (documented in Chapter 4) SDO_GEOR.addNODATA

SDO_GEOR.addSourceInfo

SDO_GEOR.createTemplate

SDO_GEOR.deleteNODATA

SDO_GEOR.generateBlockMBR

SDO_GEOR.generateStatistics

SDO_GEOR.getBinFunction

SDO_GEOR.getBitmapMask

SDO_GEOR.getBitmapMaskSubset

SDO_GEOR.getBitmapMaskValue

SDO_GEOR.getGeoreferenceType

SDO_GEOR.getModelCoordLocation

SDO_GEOR.getRasterBlockLocator

SDO_GEOR.getSourceInfo

SDO_GEOR.hasBitmapMask

SDO_GEOR.hasNODATAMask

SDO_GEOR.mergeLayers

SDO_GEOR.setBinFunction

SDO_GEOR.setBitmapMask

SDO_GEOR.setSourceInfo

SDO_GEOR.updateRaster

SDO_GEOR.validateBlockMBR

SDO_GEOR_ADMIN (documented in Chapter 5) (All subprograms are new because the SDO_GEOR_ADMIN package is new for this release.)
SDO_GEOR_UTL (documented in Chapter 6) SDO_GEOR_UTL.calcRasterNominalSize

SDO_GEOR_UTL.calcRasterStorageSize