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Re: New openGIS functionality in MySQL available for testing
Posted by: Lenz Grimmer
Date: January 09, 2008 03:46AM

Hi John,

John Zastrow Wrote:
> Great. We (the developers and I) will have some
> time to start testing I think.

That would be grand - we appreciate any feedback!

> Our developers have backgrounds in
> Java/Windows/and ESRI development, but won't be
> excited to have to figure out how to build mysql.
> Can Holyfoot or someone else post new binaries
> with the fixes (we need Windows for now).

I will file a request with our build team to publish new
binaries. I will post a note to this forum when they are online.

> Also to help get us started could someone provide
> a sample exercise for creating/loading data, then
> selecting points with a triangular polygon for
> example? Adding a section for this example on the
> wiki would go along ways towards getting folks
> involved with this.

Good suggestion, I will look into this! Most of the
documentation in the manual still applies - it's just
that the functions to query the data have changed names.

All existing/documented functions are now prepended by "MBR",
while the new functions are documented on the Forge Wiki.

> With SQL Server now picking up serious spatial
> support in 2008 (adding itself to the list of
> Oracle, Postgres, DB2, Informix) and the
> increasing need in business to support Location
> Based Services, MySQL has some catching up to do
> in terms of providing spatial support. Therefore,
> this is an important effort and I hope MySQL
> management adds robust, easy, and OGC-standards
> based spatial support to the 6.0 roadmap. We may
> yet switch to SQL Server 2008 to pick up spatial.

Thanks a lot for your suggestions!


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