Oracle Spatial and Graph Developer's Guide provides usage and reference information for indexing and storing spatial data and for developing spatial applications using Oracle Spatial and Graph and Oracle Locator.

Oracle Spatial and Graph requires the Enterprise Edition of Oracle Database. It is a foundation for the deployment of enterprise-wide spatial information systems, and Web-based and wireless location-based applications requiring complex spatial data management. Oracle Locator is a feature of the Standard and Enterprise Editions of Oracle Database. It offers a subset of Oracle Spatial and Graph capabilities (see Oracle Locator for a list of Locator features) typically required to support Internet and wireless service applications and partner-based geographic information system (GIS) solutions.

The Standard and Enterprise Editions of Oracle Database have the same basic features. However, several advanced features, such as extended data types, are available only with the Enterprise Edition, and some of these features are optional. For example, to use Oracle Database table partitioning, you must have the Enterprise Edition and the Partitioning Option.


This guide is intended for anyone who needs to store spatial data in an Oracle database.

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