I am entirely new to MySQL but I have intermediate level knowledge of MS SQL 2000, 2008. I am familiar with a little of spatial oracle.
I want to know if I can use MySQL for writing Spatial Queries at all. If so, which version of it?
I want to write a query which takes in source and destination geo-locations (Lat, Lng), computes the route(s) covering those two points in public transportation (buses). (Assume I have the GIS data with me.)
That would involve finding the routes (polylines) from my GIS which contain the two points (source and deestination); finding the distance between them along each of the routes, etc.
I would want to get started provided this can be achieved with the "spatial" features of MySql.
Also, can any one plz suggest some source to get myself started and going.
I hardly might have to write at most 2 spatial queries for my application. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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