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MySQL Workbench and OpenStreetMap Data Visualization

I have a presentation next month on MySQL and GIS.  MySQL 8.0 has benefited greatly from the three dimensional libraries from Boost.Geometry. There are many facets to the Geographic Data world that it is damn near impossible not to lurch down one rabbit hole into another in an unending spiral of acronyms, standards, projections, and functions.  But thankfully I have MySQL Workbench to aid me.

I wanted some test data to use for some GIS exercises and was very happy to find many useful sets curated by the OpenStreetMaps folks. Shapefiles are used to hold the various data points of an item of interest.  I had assumed that the data would have some sort of longitude/latitude pairs but was wondering what I would need to do to work with that data and what ever came bundled with it.  I download the Texas data and then …

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MySQL Workbench Spatial Viewer or How to See your GEOMETRY Data

The past couple of blog entries have been on Geographic Information Systems and Geometric Data.  Visualizing that data with MySQL Workbench makes it easier for me to see what the results really mean.

Workbench 8.0.15 will draw the polygon with the Spatial View Option

So how do you get there?

Start Workbench, create a new SQL Tab in your favorite scratch schema, and crate the table below. 

  PRIMARY KEY (`id`));

Next add some data.


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MySQL 8.0 GIS -- Inserting Data & Fun Functions

The last blog entry was very popular and there were lots of requests for some introductory information on the spatial data types. 

Well Known Text Or Binary
I am going to use the GEOMETRY data type over POINT, LINESTRING, or POLYGON as it can store any of those three while the other three can only contain data matching their name (so POINT can holds only point data, etc.). The values are stored in an internal geometry format but it takes wither WKT or WKB formatted data.

Those are Well-Known Text (WKT) or Well-Known Binary (WKB) formats repectively. I am hoping most of your are better with text than binary so the following examples demonstrate how to insert geometry values into a table by converting WKT values to internal geometry format.

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Upgrading Spatial Indexes to MySQL 8.0

MySQL has had spatial indexes for many years, but they have all been Cartesian (X and Y coordinates) indexes. MySQL 8.0 adds support for geographic (latitude-longitude) indexes. In an earlier blog post, I described how the feature works. In this post, we’ll go into the details of how to upgrade from 5.7 to 8.0 if you have spatial indexes.…

Making Use of Boost Geometry in MySQL GIS

This post talks about how we make use of Boost.Geometry in MySQL to implement reliable and efficient GIS functionality, as well as changes to the GIS features in the lab release. Now that InnoDB is the default storage engine for MySQL, our user base is rapidly transitioning to InnoDB. One capability that they have been demanding is a performant and scalable GIS implementation. Along with adding R-tree index support to InnoDB, we also decided to replace the original GIS algorithms with a more powerful, reliable, effective and efficient geometric engine.

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