12.16.4.3 Creating Spatial Columns

MySQL provides a standard way of creating spatial columns for geometry types, for example, with CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE. Currently, spatial columns are supported for MyISAM, InnoDB, NDB, BDB, and ARCHIVE tables. (Support for storage engines other than MyISAM was added in MySQL 5.0.16.) See also the annotations about spatial indexes under Section 12.16.6.1, “Creating Spatial Indexes”.