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MySQL and geospatial programming: An introduction to GIS

 | March 13, 2015 |  Posted In: geo search, Insight for Developers, MySQL

Geographic information systems (GIS) are used by application developers to incorporate geographic information into their datasets to create apps with cool features such finding the address to the best steakhouse in town or the locations of local points of historical interest (the list is endless). In a nutshell, GIS captures, store, checks and displays data […]

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Using UDFs for geo-distance search in MySQL

 | June 19, 2014 |  Posted In: geo search, GIS, MySQL

In my previous post about geo-spatial search in MySQL I described (along with other things) how to use geo-distance functions. In this post I will describe the geo-spatial distance functions in more details. If you need to calculate an exact distance between 2 points on Earth in MySQL (very common for geo-enabled applications) you have at […]

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