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Manage spatial data with IBM DB2 Spatial Extender, Part 1: Acquiring spatial data and developing applications

Tips and techniques for developing efficient spatial applications

David Adler (dadler@us.ibm.com), Senior Software Engineer, IBM China
David Adler
David Adler has been responsible for the development of spatial database technology in IBM for over 20 years, the past 10 years in DB2 Spatial Extender Development.

Summary:  This tutorial series describes common tasks to manage spatial data with IBM DB2® Spatial Extender, including importing and creating spatial data, constructing and executing spatial queries, working with IBM, third party, and open source spatial tools, tuning performance, and considering special circumstances in a data warehouse environment. In this first article in the series, learn how to acquire spatial data and build applications. Learn how to use shapefiles, spatial data tables, and spatial indexes.

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Date:  16 Feb 2012
Level:  Intermediate PDF:  A4 and Letter (862 KB | 30 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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  • Download DB2 Express-C and DB2 Spatial Extender, which are fully functional, no-charge versions of DB2 and the DB2 Spatial Extender.

  • Download DB2 Spatial Extender, which corresponds to an existing DB2 server installation. Sample spatial data in shapefile format for use with Spatial Extender is also available.

  • Download Geobrowser for DB2 and Informix, which is free for you to use with any version of DB2 or Informix with the spatial feature installed.

  • Download IBM Data Studio, which provides developers and DBAs with basic capabilities for database management and development for DB2 and Informix at no charge.

  • Build your next development project with IBM trial software, available for download directly from developerWorks.

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