Date Added: Jan 2009
This white paper describes best practices for Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial with SDO_GEOMETRY, the Oracle Database native data type for storing vector data. Oracle Spatial extends the core location features included in every Oracle database with Oracle Locator. Therefore, this paper refers to Oracle Locator when describing best practices that apply to both Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial. It refers to Oracle Spatial when practices are specific to Oracle Spatial. It also provides guidance for running ESRI ArcGIS software on Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial. Oracle Locator is widely supported GIS and location based services and applications. All major GIS and location services technology vendors, and mapping and imagery data providers directly integrate with Oracle Locator.