Oracle Spatial: Essentials


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The course extensively covers the concepts and usage of the native data types, functions and operators available in Oracle Spatial for implementing geospatial applications and location-based services.

Using the Oracle Application Server MapViewer, students learn how to render maps and view geospatial data managed by Oracle Spatial or Locator. Students also get introduced to basics of geocoding and routing concepts.
Demonstrations and hands-on practice reinforce the fundamental concepts.

The Oracle Spatial: Essentials course is applicable to both 10g and 11g audiences.

Learn to:

  •     Load geometries into spatial layers
  •     Create spatial layers by using the SDO_GEOMETRY data type
  •     Employ spatial operators and functions to generate and access 2D geometries
  •     Setup and demonstrate Oracle Maps
  •     Run spatial queries to perform spatial analysis
  •     Use MapViewer and the Map Builder tool to render maps


  •     Oracle Database: Location Features
  •     Oracle Spatial: Spatial Data Management for Enterprise Applications
  •     Oracle Spatial Development History
  •     Oracle Spatial and Locator: art of the Oracle DBMS Kernel
  •     Oracle Spatial Object-Relational Model
  •     Review: Oracle’s Object-Relational Model
  •     Common Geographical Terms Used in the Course
  •     Oracle Spatial Documentation and Resources

Overview of Oracle Spatial Concepts

  •     Define Oracle Spatial
  •     Describe Geometric Primitive Types
  •     Describe the Spatial Data Model
  •     Coordinate Systems: Concepts
  •     Explain Spatial Indexing
  •     Describe the Optimized Query Model
  •     Define Linear Referencing System
  •     Define Geocoding and Routing

Creating Spatial Layers

  •     Describe the MDSYS Schema
  •     Spatial Native Data Type: SDO_GEOMETRY
  •     Define different types of geometry elements
  •     Construction of geometries by using the INSERT statement
  •     Manage Spatial metadata

Defining Collection Geometries

  •     Define Collection geometries: Multipoint, Multiline string, and Multipolygon
  •     Describe Oriented point
  •     SDO_GEOMETRY constructors and member methods

Associating Spatial Layers with Coordinate Systems

  •     Define Coordinate systems and their different types
  •     Geodetic coordinate system concepts
  •     Whole earth geometry model and tolerance
  •     Coordinate system transformations
  •     Units supported by Oracle Spatial

Loading Spatial Data

  •     Different ways of loading spatial data
  •     Loading of spatial data by using SQL*Loader
  •     Export and import utilities of the Data Pump technology
  •     Load data using transportable tablespace
  •     Load data using transactional insert
  •     Use the Java shapefile converter

Validating and Debugging Geometries

  •     Strategy for Geometry Validation

Using the Oracle Application Server MapViewer

  •     Introduction to MapViewer
  •     Architecture of Oracle Application Server MapViewer
  •     Installation of Oracle Application Server MapViewer
  •     Use MapViewer demos
  •     Edit MapViewer Configuration File

Indexing Spatial Data

  •     Concepts of R-tree indexing
  •     CREATE INDEX and the R-tree parameters
  •     Analyze, drop, and alter operations on the spatial index
  •     Use the Spatial index dictionary views
  •     Estimate R-tree index size and the resources required

Querying Spatial Data

  •     Overview of the Spatial query model
  •     Overview of spatial operators, procedures, and functions
  •     Use the SDO_FILTER operator
  •     Define Spatial topological relationships
  •     Use the SDO_RELATE operator
  •     Use the SDO_GEOM.RELATE function


  •     Spatial queries and operators
  •     Describe the SDO_WITHIN_DISTANCE operator
  •     Describe the SDO_NN operator
  •     Spatial join by using the SDO_JOIN operator

Analyzing Geometries by Using Spatial Operators and Functions

  •     Calculation of the area, length, and distance between geometries
  •     Describe Arc densification and buffering
  •     Use the Spatial Boolean functions
  •     Explicit transformations with spatial functions

Using Spatial Analysis, MBR, Utility, and Aggregate Functions

  •     Describe some of the Spatial analysis functions
  •     Describe some of the Spatial MBR functions
  •     Describe some of the Spatial utility functions
  •     Describe some of the Spatial aggregate functions
  •     Conversion between SDO_GEOMETRY and Geography Markup Language (GML)

Defining Maps by Using the Map Builder Tool

  •     Introduction to Map Builder
  •     Export and import styles
  •     Use of Map Builder to administer style, theme, and map definitions
  •     Use the Sample mapclient.jsp
  •     Define a Sample XML request with elements
  •     Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) and Oracle Workspace Manager support

Leveraging Oracle Maps: The Map Cache and JavaScript API

  •     Oracle Maps concepts
  •     Oracle Maps demo setup
  •     Maps and Faces demo
  •     More Oracle Maps demos

Creating a User-Defined Coordinate System

  •     Coordinate systems concepts: Ellipsoids, Datums, and projections
  •     Geodetic or projected coordinate systems
  •     Define OGC WKT schema and EPSG
  •     Creation of a user-defined coordinate system
  •     Local coordinate system

Implementing a Linear Referencing System

  •     Linear Referencing System (LRS) concepts
  •     Define LRS geometries
  •     Overview of LRS functions
  •     Implementation of an LRS

Managing Spatial Indexes

  •     Oracle Spatial index partitioning
  •     Partition spatial data based on location
  •     Define function-based indexes
  •     Use transportable tablespaces
  •     Embedded spatial geometry

Geocoding Address Data

  •     Geocoding concepts
  •     Oracle Spatial geocoding functions
  •     Examples using geocoding functions
  •     Geocoding service

Using the Spatial Routing Engine

  •     Oracle Spatial Routing architecture
  •     Route request and response
  •     Sample RouteServer JSP
  •     Create spatial layers by using the SDO_GEOMETRY data type
  •     Load geometries into spatial layers
  •     Employ spatial operators and functions to generate and access 2D geometries
  •     Describe the various types of coordinate systems
  •     Run spatial queries to perform spatial analysis
  •     Enhance and tune spatial indexes for better performance
  •     Describe the linear referencing system
  •     Describe Oracle Spatial geocoding and routing concepts
  •     Setup and demonstrate Oracle Maps
  •     Use MapViewer and the Map Builder tool to render maps
  •     Describe the Oracle Spatial data and query models

Required Prerequisites:

  •     Familiarity with SQL (recommended OU course: Introduction to SQL)
  •     Familiarity with PL/SQL (recommended OU course: Program with PL/SQL)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  •     Familiarity with Object relational data model
  •     Familiarity with mathematical geometry concepts