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12c Release 1 (12.1)

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Changes in This Release for Oracle Spatial and Graph GeoRaster Developer's Guide

This preface contains:

Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

The following are changes in Oracle Spatial and Graph GeoRaster Developer's Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).

New Features

The following features are new in this release:

Raster Algebra and Analytics

This release includes support for raster algebra and analytics, which are used in raster data analysis and GIS modeling to define raster analyses as algebraic expressions, so that users can easily apply algebraic functions on raster data to derive new results. For more information, see Chapter 4, "Raster Algebra and Analytics".

Support for raster algebra and analytics includes the following:

Advanced Image Processing and Virtual Mosaic

This release includes support for advanced image processing and virtual mosaic. For more information, see Chapter 5, "Image Processing and Virtual Mosaic".

Support for advanced image processing and virtual mosaic includes the following:

GeoRaster Core Enhancements

This release includes the following enhancements to GeoRaster core capabilities:

Other New Server-Side Subprograms and Features

The following other new server-side subprograms and features are added:

New and Enhanced Client-Side Tools and Java API

The following new and enhanced client-side tools and Java API features are added:

  • New GDAL-based ETL wizard for concurrent batch loading and exporting of large numbers of raster files (see Section 1.17.2).

  • GeoRaster viewer enhancement to display a virtual mosaic defined as one or a list of GeoRaster tables or views (see Section 1.17.1)

  • Java API enhancements to support features such as ground control point (GCP) storage and manipulation, GCP georeferencing, reprojection, and grid interpolations

SDO_GEOR_AGGR Package

The new SDO_GEOR_AGGR package contains subprograms to support virtual mosaic, large-scale physical mosaicking, and appending operations on GeoRaster objects. For reference and usage information about the subprograms, see Chapter 8, "SDO_GEOR_AGGR Package Reference".

SDO_GEOR_RA Package

The new SDO_GEOR_RA package contains subprograms for raster algebra and analytic operations related to GeoRaster. For reference and usage information about the subprograms, see Chapter 9, "SDO_GEOR_RA Package Reference".

Deprecated Features

The following features are deprecated in this release, and will be desupported in a future release:

  • Support for JPEG-B compression in GeoRaster

    You are encouraged to use the JPEG-F support, as explained in Section 1.11.1.1.

Other Changes

The following are additional changes in the release:

  • The new Chapter 4, "Raster Algebra and Analytics" describes the raster algebra language (PL/SQL and algebraic expressions) and related raster operations, including conditional queries, cell value-based updates or edits, mathematical operations, classify, on-the-fly statistical analysis, and their applications in cartographic modeling.

  • The new Chapter 5, "Image Processing and Virtual Mosaic" describes the advanced image processing capabilities, including advanced georeferencing, reprojection, rectification, orthorectification, raster update, raster appending, large scale physical mosaicking, virtual mosaic, and on-the-fly spatial queries over virtual mosaics.