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WGS84 Data & distance queries
Posted by: Glenn Nead
Date: April 25, 2006 07:26PM

Does any version of MySQL support spatial of this nature?

-- World-wide lat/lon in WGS-84 (be able to handle 180E/W properly)
--- handle decimal degrees and/or DDDMMSS.SSH

-- Ability to query
--- all points w/in x nautical (or statute) miles of point X
--- all polygons w/in x nautical miles of point X
--- all polygons w/in (contained & intersected by) polygon P

We can do this now using Sybase and Spatial Query Server (SQS) and have been for 10 years, but the SQS portion is no longer supported (ie, no new compiles/updates). Oracle 8 was the last version of Oracle on our platform and couldn't support these queries correctly. Oracle 9 & 10 can, but our platform was dropped.

Platform is Silicon Graphics (SGI) Octane w/ IRIX 6.5.

The database supports a mission critical system.

-- Glenn

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