This section describes major new and changed Oracle Spatial features for the current release.
Oracle Spatial supports the creation and storage of three-dimensional geometry objects, as explained in Section 1.11.
Expanded support is provided for spatial Web services. A Web service enables developers of Oracle Spatial applications to provide feature data and metadata to their application users over the Web. Chapter 10 introduces the support for Web services and includes some overall requirements and considerations. The following chapters document new features that are supported through Web services:
The routing engine includes the following enhancements:
Per-maneuver times and geometries
Long ID support
Edge ID support at both the route level and segment level
Better generation of driving directions
The routing engine is described in Chapter 13.
Support for the SQL Multimedia spatial types (ST_xxx) has been enhanced. These types are specified in ISO 13249-3, Information technology - Database languages - SQL Multimedia and Application Packages - Part 3: Spatial. The Oracle Spatial support for these types is described in a new chapter (Chapter 3).
Oracle Spatial now supports annotation text as specified in the OpenGIS Implementation Specification for Geographic information - Simple feature access - Part 1: Common architecture. This support is described in Section 3.4.
The DEFAULT match mode for geocoding operations is now equivalent to the RELAX_POSTAL_CODE mode. In the previous release, it was equivalent to the RELAX_BASE_NAME mode. The match modes for geocoding operations are explained Section 11.1.2.
MatchVector has been added as the last attribute for the SDO_GEO_ADDR object type. This attribute is a string that indicates how each address attribute has been matched against the data used for geocoding. The
MatchVector attribute is listed in Table 11-6 and is explained more fully in Section 11.1.5.
The SDO_UTIL.FROM_KMLGEOMETRY function converts a KML (Keyhole Markup Language) document to a Spatial geometry object, and the SDO_UTIL.TO_KMLGEOMETRY function converts a Spatial geometry object to a KML document. These functions are described in Chapter 32.
(These functions were introduced in a patch release to 11.1.)