Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 12c shows how to take advantage of Oracle Databases builtin feature set for working with locationbased data. A great deal of the information used in business today is associated with location in some way, and analysis of that data is becoming ever more important in today's mobile and highly connected world. In Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 12c, author Albert Godfrind and his team address: * The special nature of spatial data and its role in professional and consumer applications * Spatial data management issues such as modeling, storing, accessing, and analyzing spatial data * The Oracle Spatial solution, and the integration of spatial data into enterprise databases * How spatial information is used to understand business, support decisions, manage customer relations, and to better serve private and corporate users When you read Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 12c, youre learning from the very best. Albert Godfrind consults widely with Oracle clients on the implementation of Oracle Spatial, develops training courses, and presents frequently at conferences. Hans Viehman is a product manager for Oracle Spatial, and Rich Pitts is an Oracle Support engineer experienced in spatial applications. Together they have crafted a technically sound and authoritative fountain of information on working with spatial data in the Oracle database.