12.17.3 Supported Spatial Data Formats

12.17.3.1 Well-Known Text (WKT) Format
12.17.3.2 Well-Known Binary (WKB) Format

This section describes the standard spatial data formats that are used to represent geometry objects in queries. They are:

Internally, MySQL stores geometry values in a format that is not identical to either WKT or WKB format.