Oracle Spatial Studio 23.2 is now available, including multiple user enhancements and behind-the-scenes improvements. Analysts can utilize the redlining tools to mark up maps, highlighting points of interest or marking unusual activities for further exploration. You can use custom symbols to show your storefront locations using your logo instead of a generic icon. Developers may find the ability to embed Spatial Studio maps into external web applications interesting. We have added a native Web Component for embedding Spatial Studio maps into other applications. An embedded map includes interactive behavior, such as click events, for integration with the host application. In this article, we'll talk about these and other new features.
Redlining refers to ad hoc drawing on maps and is useful for communicating locations and areas of importance. For example, locations of unusual activity or areas needing detailed investigation. Spatial Studio now supports creating redline shapes (lines, circles, rectangles, and polygons) on your maps. You may style these shapes, add descriptions, and export as GeoJSON.
You may now embed Spatial Studio maps into other web applications using a new first-class Web Component. This enables embedding of fully interactive maps with feature selection, so that you can configure integration of the embedded maps within your application. For example, you can embed a map and configure your application to invoke an action or detailed report based on a user clicking on an item in the map.
Users can now upload icons (.gif, .png, or .jpeg) and use them to represent point data on their maps. For example, you can display your office locations on an interactive map using your company logo, or display locations of interest using symbols aligned with your corporate standards.
Animation of spatiotemporal data has been expanded from real-time to now include historical data. The only requirement is that your spatial data includes a UTC date or timestamp. As with real-time data, the style of moving objects and their tails in historical data movement is fully configurable.
You are now able to generate lines connecting coordinate pairs. You have the choice to generate lines that are displayed as straight lines, or as “geodesic” lines which follow the path along the Earth’s surface. Geodesic lines appear curved on the screen and are commonly associated with real-world trajectories such as flight paths.
Denise Myrick is a Senior Product Manager with the Spatial and Graph Product Management team. She is based in Nashua, New Hampshire.