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What databases other than oracle that supports GEOMETRY type ( spatial data type).

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Hello All,

I am using oracle spatial and locator database in my project.
Now client wants to use some other license free database.
Please suggest if you have any idea about this.

Thanks in advance.
Regards,
dAshish
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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there is no free database I know of supporting this feature.
sql server 2008 does have the geometry/spatial data types, and they are included in the free sql server express edition:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993.aspx
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MySQL has tried to include the beginnings, but not quite as advanced as Oracle and SQL Server 2008.

We have had at least one posting here in EE for 2008, and solution worked pretty well by all accounts (considering I was involved).

Have only used it in anger in SQL 2008. Supports both geometry ( for Euclidean or flat-earth - conforming to the Open Geospatial Consortium OGC) and geography  ( for ellipsoidal or round-earth) data types and quite a plethora of functions that go with it. It can be a bit "delicate" meaning it is not hugely tolerant, but does work very well otherwise.

And there is a free database - it is SQL 2008 Express (with advanced services).

Have a look at : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280766.aspx
and : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280487.aspx


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by:Mark Wills
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Aplogies AngelIII, only saw the top line, kind of skipped over your reference to "the free sql server express"
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>I got answer my self. I dont want this question to be continued.
please share that with us, if you don't mind?
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by:Mark Wills
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Yes, would enjoy to hear all about the alternatives... I do enjoy spatial data, and anything to further extend understanding and knowledge is most welcomed.
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by:dashish
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MySql 5.0 support Geometry type spatial data type and its community version is free.

PostGre database has extended database PostGIS that also support spatial data type column.

Thanks,
dAshish
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by:Mark Wills
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Thought I had mentioned MySQL - but not quite as advanced... So, you are saying that the question needs to be deleted because you found an extension to the PostgreSQL database ? Give me a break - please...

Accept your entry as the "solution" but think some points might be worthy as "assist" - our answers were not wrong...
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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actually, my very first sentence was wrong:
>there is no free database I know of supporting this feature.<

and I contradicted myself in that same post:
>sql server 2008 does have the geometry/spatial data types, and they are included in the free sql server express edition:<

mark_wills first comment:
>MySQL has tried to include the beginnings, but not quite as advanced as Oracle and SQL Server 2008.<
also shows one options, but clearly marking it as possibly not the right choice.

and actually, oracle express edition which is also free has the geometry data type as well.

so, I would recommend a assist of
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