One such talk I got to sit in was on Spatial Data in MySQL 8.0, given by Norvald Ryeng of Oracle.
MySQL 8.0 is still in development, but we already see a lot of improvement in GIS support. The latest development release comes with support for around 5000 different spatial reference systems, improved standard compliance and a lot of new functionality. How does it all work, and how can it be used to build applications?
This talk started with the basics of GIS and spatial data in MySQL: geometries, data types, …[Read more]