About storing spatial data in embedded server

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About storing spatial data in embedded server

Post by Guest » Fri 25 Feb 2005 13:26

I just tested the embedded server. Who can tell me how to store spatial data in embedded server?


Post by Serious » Mon 28 Feb 2005 11:16

There are two standard spatial data formats that are used to represent geometry objects in queries. They are:
1. Well-Known Text (WKT) format
2. Well-Known Binary (WKB) format
Internally, MySQL stores geometry values in a format that is not identical to either WKT or WKB format.

MySqlDirect does not support internal spatial data format. In order to use spatial data tou can use following functions:

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create table geom(pt point);
insert into geom values(GeomFromText('point(1 1)'));
select astext(pt) from geom;
select asbinary(pt) from geom;
For more information refer to MySQL manual.

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