Open Source and Oracle Spatial's GeoRaster
By stephen.garth on Jan 20, 2010
Attend a free Webinar February 11, 2010: Image Management with Oracle Spatial and Open Source Tools
Open Source users now have easy access to raster imagery in Oracle Database. Conversely, companies that manage imagery in Oracle Spatial can now gain increased benefit from Open Source software tools, such as GDAL, Map Server, QGIS and others. The GDAL Library for Oracle Spatial GeoRaster supports translation between Oracle Spatial GeoRaster format and all other GDAL-supported formats. GDAL, the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library, is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an open source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
The GeoRaster support in Oracle Spatial addresses the data management needs of broad application groups including remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS and geosciences applications, business applications, and image and gridded raster data repositories and clearinghouses. This is in addition to the many geospatial data management and analysis capabilities that make Oracle Spatial the premier platform for enterprise geospatial data management and location intelligence.
Ivan Lucena of Geospatial Software Integration LLC, who developed the open source GDAL support for Oracle Spatial GeoRaster, will describe how the GDAL GeoRaster driver opens new ways to take advantage of the very efficient and highly scalable image data storage feature in Oracle Spatial. Then Bruce Thelen from First American Spatial Solutions will describe how the company uses Oracle Spatial to manage ParcelPoint, the nation's largest commercial land parcel boundary database, including the use of GDAL and GeoRaster imagery. First American's database provides users with the highest level of positional accuracy for developing location-based solutions, managing assets, maximizing efficiency, and enhancing business analytics.
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