This guide provides a quick start to using spatial (location-based) data with the Oracle Locator feature of Oracle Database Express Edition (Oracle Database XE).


This guide is intended for those who need to store and manage spatial data in the database. It assumes that you are familiar with the main concepts and techniques described in Oracle Database 2 Day Developer's Guide, and especially that you know how to create, upload, and run SQL scripts.

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Related Documents

For comprehensive information about developing applications using Oracle Database XE, see Oracle Database 2 Day Developer's Guide.

For detailed conceptual, usage, and reference information about Oracle Spatial and Graph and Oracle Locator, see Oracle Spatial and Graph Developer's Guide.


The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.